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    The Authors Guild, hoping to upend the 2013 decision favoring Google in its lawsuit over the company's library book scanning project, presented oral arguments in court, on Wednesday.

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    The publisher plaintiffs in the closely-watched GSU copyright case have asked for a full hearing of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, despite already winning a unanimous reversal from a three-judge panel.

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  • After Reversal in Key Copyright Case, What's Next 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.

  • 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.

  • EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize, But Not Distribute

    In a directive issued this week, a European Union court held that European libraries can digitize works in their collections but, without an explicit exception by a member state, are limited to displaying digitized works at dedicated reading terminals.

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