Academic Authors and Legal Scholars’ Amicus Brief in the GSU Copyright Case

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“For centuries, scholars and educators have excerpted the works of their colleagues, transforming them from individual, static monographs into dynamic pedagogical and intellectual tools for classroom learning. Such transformations reside at the heart of fair use, a core copyright law doctrine established to protect socially beneficial uses of works that increase public access and promote the progress of human understanding.”

This is the opening statement of an Amicus Brief on behalf of academic authors and legal scholars in support of the defendants in the copyright case against Georgia State University. I am proud to be one of the signatories and also proud to report that the brief includes a reference to a post from this blog.

Read the full document here or below.



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