Monday, June 4, 2012

Georgia State University e-reserves case - ARL Policy Notes

Archived video from ARL’s free webcast with Brandon Butler and Jonathan Band discussing the meaning and implications of the Georgia State University e-reserves case.

ARL Policy Notes blog - posted May 31, 2012

To read ARL's Issue Brief on the GSU decision, visit

The GSU decision — not an easy road for anyone  
By On May 12, 2012, Scholarly Communications @ Duke blog, Duke University

Georgia State E-Reserves
by Steven Harris on May 15, 2012
A verdict has finally been issued in the Georgia State University e-reserves case (Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton et al). Several publishers were suing GSU over their electronic reserves practices. The judge’s decision is mostly favorable to libraries. Most of the particular claims of infringement were rejected. The case, however, may establish some specific guidelines or safe havens that may not be exactly what librarians would want.

Publishers Sue Georgia State University Over E-Reserves
Apr 16, 2008 – It charges GSU with “pervasive, flagrant, and ongoing unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials” via its “electronic course reserves ...


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