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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:44:50 +0000
Last Fair Use Week post! Today I want to highlight, via a short video, a student project here at Duke that demonstrates really well the kinds of common transformative uses that fair use supports on campus. “Transformative use” has become a major part of the fair use analysis, starting from when Judge Pierre Leval articulated the … Continue reading Fair use is for students, and artists, and researchers, and …
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:23:56 +0000
[cross-posted from the Copyright at Harvard Library Blog and written for Fair Use Week] Remember Betamax? I do, but mostly for the fair use case that it precipitated, Sony Corp. v. Universal Studios, Inc. That case was decided by the Supreme Court in 1984. Among other things, it stands for the proposition that fair use … Continue reading Fair Use is for Innovation
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:04:34 +0000
Happy fair use week! I’m sure many of you have already taken note that February 20 to 24 is a week-long celebration of copyright’s fair use doctrine. The organizers at fairuseweek.org have done a great job collecting information about events and sharing resources. This ARL-commissioned fair use myths infographic is among my favorites. One of the things I plan … Continue reading Fair Use for Authors
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:14:26 +0000
Standardization is really important. Huge parts of modern life—everything from sending an email to the structural integrity of your car—depend on standards. Among other things, standards make sure we’re all on the same page. When I say “2017-02-07” you might have some clues about what I mean, but if I tell you that this string … Continue reading How to Restrict Access to the Law (and Make Money Doing It!)
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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:41:33 +0000
The U.S. Copyright Office has been a major topic of discussion lately. A few weeks ago Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante resigned, following her removal by new Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden from her post as Register and into a new advisory position in the Library. Beyond the speculation about what exactly led to Pallante’s … Continue reading Where should the Copyright Office live? A response from Duke Libraries
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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:49:25 +0000
After a few months of quiet, I’m happy to say that the Copyright & Scholarly Communication team at Duke is bringing this blog back to life. Since Kevin Smith left to become Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas, I have stepped in to take over his old post as Director of the Office of … Continue reading We’re back! (and so is the GSU fair use e-reserves appeal…)
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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:17:55 +0000
My first thought when I read the new ruling in the Georgia State copyright lawsuit brought by publishers over e-reserves was of one of those informal rules that all law students learn — don’t tick off your judge. From the first days of the original trial, the arrogant antics of the attorneys representing the publisher plaintiffs — … Continue reading Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for libraries
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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:20:16 +0000
Since it was announced that I will move shortly to the University of Kansas, several people have asked me if I intend to continue blogging, and have kindly encouraged me to do so. This blog, of course, will remain one of the communication outlets for the Scholarly Communications program at Duke, and my Duke colleagues … Continue reading Moving into the open
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:48:17 +0000
Radical, as I like to remind folks, means to get to the root of an issue (same derivation as radish). So when I say I am offering some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub and the controversy it has generated, I mean that I hope to use the discussion to ask some very basic, “at the roots,” … Continue reading Some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:55:43 +0000
It is safe to say that President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be the next Librarian of Congress drew rave reviews from the library community. Most Librarians of Congress have been researchers and academics rather than professional librarians. That tradition has worked well over the years, but times are changing quickly for … Continue reading Prognosticating about the new LoC