Ex-Copyright Office Officials Back Publishers In GSU Row

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 5:50 PM EST) -- Three former U.S. Copyright Office officials backed academic publishers Monday in their Eleventh Circuit fight with Georgia State University over copyrighted materials electronically distributed to students, arguing against broad copyright exceptions for educational uses.

A lower court's May ruling was wrong to reject most of the infringement claims brought by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press Inc. and Sage Publications Inc. because it did so based largely on GSU's status as a nonprofit educational institution, according to an amicus brief by former U.S. Registers of Copyright...
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