Copyright time-travel is a bad idea

©Libn, circa 1976The lawsuit against Georgia State University brought by a number of academic publishers (including Cambridge, Oxford, and Sage) and funded by the ostensibly non-profit Copyright Clearance Center proceeds to trial on Monday morning. At issue is the widespread re-use and sharing of academic content among faculty, staff, and…

Librarian’s Copyright Litany, Take 2

I got some great input, both here on the blog and elsewhere, on the Librarian’s Copyright Litany. Here’s a revised version. The Librarian’s Copyright Litany Remembering that copyright’s constitutional purpose is to stimulate creation for the benefit of the public; and recognizing that in its current formulation (and many possible…

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