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Australian Educators: Repeal the Education Statutory License, Expand Fair Dealing

The Australian Copyright Advisory Group Schools (CAG Schools), an organization representing over 9000 schools and Australia’s 3.5 million schools students urges the repeal of the Education Statutory License and relying on a flexible fair use/fair dealing regime in its stead. This

Posted in Antitrust / Competition Law, Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives, Featured, Stationers

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons: Regulatory Arbitrage vs. Market Arbitrage

The U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear today oral arguments in  Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today. I am particularly excited about that because I am one of the signatories of a law professors’ amicus brief supporting the Petitioner.

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The New Google-AAP Settlement: Some Questions and Antitrust Speculations

The Publishers Weekly reported yesterday that “The Association of American Publishers (on behalf of five named publisher plaintiffs) and Google today announced they have settled their long-running litigation over Google’s library book scanning. According to a statement from the AAP,

Posted in Antitrust / Competition Law, Blog, Copyright, Featured, Stationers

When Blogs Cross a Line

John Degen is a writer whose day job is that of a civil servant employed by the Ontario Arts Council. He frequently launches uninformed ad hominem attacks against anyone who questions Access Copyright. Curiously, these rants are regularly tweeted by

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Blame Canada!

Earlier this month I suspected that the US copyright lobby might soon mount a new attack on Canada’s copyright law. It turns out that the attack had begun that very same day. Here’s the written testimony of the IIPA from

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