Reversal of Fortunes: What a Recent Appeals Court Ruling Holds for Academic Fair Use

On October 17, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a key fair-use ruling in a long-running case over digital course readings on college campuses. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Google's book scanning project is fair use, appeals court rules

Google's book scanning project constitutes fair use under U.S. copyright law, an appeals court confirmed Friday, ending a ten-year legal fight by the Authors Guild and other writers' groups to have it stopped. Google began working with libraries in 2004 to digitize their book collections,... Continue reading at PC World

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Google's Book Scanning is Fair Use, Appeals Court Rules

An appeals court rejected the claims of the Authors Guild that Google's massive book scanning project is copyright infringement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Appeals Court Reverses GSU Copyright Ruling

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals last Friday reversed a lower court’s fair use finding in the GSU e-reserves case. But as the dust settles, library supporters says the 129-page decision may not be the significant blow publishers had hoped for. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Appeals Court Affirms Google Book Search is Fair Use

The U.S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has rejected the Authors Guild's appeal and affirmed that Google’s library book scanning project is protected by fair use. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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US appeals court rules Google's book-scanning project is legal

Google's goal of scanning millions of out-of-print books for online access has drawn the ire of authors and publishers for years. Today, a US appeals court ruled that the practice is in fact legal. Claims of infringement brought by the Authors Guil... Continue reading at Engadget

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Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Could Shake Up Legal Publishing

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court this week held that annotations added to the State of Georgia’s legal code are not eligible for copyright protection. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Federal Appeals Court Declares Literacy a Constitutional Right

In a 2-1 ruling released on April 23, the court held that basic literacy is “implicit in the concept of ordered liberty,” and central to “the basic exercise of other fundamental rights,” including political participation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PA welcomes EU court ruling on e-book exhaustion rights

​The Publishers Association has welcomed the latest ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the exhaustion of e-book rights, which has found the re-sale of second-hand e-books infringes copyright.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Growing kids’ market appeals to UK firms in Beijing as fair launches dedicated strand

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Myanmar’s top court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters journalists

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London Book Fair 2019: Why Brexit Might Hit British Academic Publishers Hardest

Brexit remains a source of uncertainty for all British publishers, but it has already negatively impacted the academic publishing sector in the U.K. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Publishers Applaud Appeals Court Opinion in ‘Capitol Records v. ReDigi’ Copyright Case

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals rules that resale of digital content as conceived by the startup ReDigi is a copyright infringement. The post Publishers Applaud Appeals Court Opinion in ‘Capitol Records v. ReDigi’ Copyright Case appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Appeals Court Shoots Down Digital Resale in ReDigi Case

In upholding a lower court ruling that ReDigi's attempt to create a service that could legally copy digital files for resale copyright infringement, the appeals court made the sale of used ebooks all the more unlikely. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Appeals Court Rejects Antitrust Suit Against Time Inc., Hearst

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Freedom to Publish Advocacy: Authors Guild Wins ‘CockyGate’ Court Ruling

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Legal sports betting set to explode after court ruling. But get ready for a battle over the dollars

Suddenly, all bets are on regarding the future of American sports gambling. A surge in betting caused by the Supreme Court’s lifting of a federal ban on sports wagering is expected to trigger new gaming opportunities and burnish existing sports books in Las Vegas casinos — but also spawn a battle... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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SAGE Advice at London Book Fair: When ‘Digital Transformation’ Is an Academic Topic

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