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COPAA Joins Others in Filing 2nd Circuit Brief in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

Wednesday, June 5, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Denise Marshall
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COPAA joined several other organizations today in filing an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust. The brief emphasized the policy reasons in federal law for affirming the district court decision that creation of digital copies of copyrighted works in nonprofit university libraries constituted fair use of the works under 17 U.S.C.S. § 107 since the use for scholarship and research was transformative with purposes of superior search capabilities rather than actual access to the copyrighted works, and facilitating access for print-disabled persons. Jo Anne Simon of Jo Anne Simon, P.C., with the help of Mary J. Goodwin and Amy F. Robertson, authored the brief. COPAA Amicus Committee members Leslie Margolis, Victoria Sulerzyski and Selene Almazan assisted with revisions.

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