Category: Copyright

New "Fair Use" Guidance from the Authors Alliance

by on November 30, 2017 6:29 pm
Please see here. From the introduction to the guidance of the Authors Alliance on the legal doctrine of “fair use” under U.S. Copyright law (i.e., 17 U.S.C. [United States Code] § 107): …[U]nlicensed use may be legally permitted by virtue of the “fair use” doctrine, a well-known (but oft-misunderstood) limitation to copyright in the United… Read more New "Fair Use" Guidance from the Authors Alliance

U.S. Copyright Office September 2017 Discussion Document on 17 U.S.C. § 108 [Limitations on exclusive rights: Reproduction by libraries and archives]...

by on October 3, 2017 3:59 pm
Please see here. It proposes adding museums to the list of eligible institutions and would permit the making of preservation copies of published works and expand the kinds of documents that can go online during the last 20 years of a copyright’s term.

Recent U.S. District Court Opinion Is a Blow to Open Access ... But It Is Being Appealed

by on February 19, 2017 12:48 pm
… please see the Memorandum Opinion of U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan dated February 2, 2017 in American Society For Testing and Materials, et al. v. Public Resource.Org, Inc., et al. (D.D.C. no. 13-cv-01215-TSC): here. For reporting on this, and related matters — regarding private copyrights contained in public safety laws, in particular, the proprietary… Read more Recent U.S. District Court Opinion Is a Blow to Open Access ... But It Is Being Appealed