Answered By: Katie Hutchison
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016     Views: 87

For those who would like a brief overview of the Georgia State University Copyright case, I highly recommend this blog by the "Copyright Librarian"

   Why Non-Academics Should Be Following the Georgia State U Case

UPDATE 17 October 2014

On Friday, October 17, 2014 the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed in remanded the District Court of Northern Georgia's decision, and found in favor of Oxford University Press.

UPDATE 16 September 2012:
The three publisher plaintiffs in the Georgia State University e-reserve case yesterday lodged an appeal with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking to overturn one of the most significant fair use rulings in decades. The appeal comes after Judge Orinda Evans filed her final order for relief in the case, on August 10, rejecting the plaintiff publishers’ sweeping proposal for relief and ordering the publishers to pay the defendants’ attorneys’ costs... To read more see the article
Publishers Appeal 'Flawed' Decision in GSU E-Reserves Case

 

UPDATE 17 May 2012:

"Judge Evans found copyright infringement in only five excerpts from among the 99 specific reading that had been challenged in the case".  For more information, please see this article:The GSU decision — not an easy road for anyone

Also check out this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education: Long-Awaited Ruling in Copyright Case Mostly Favors Georgia State U.

On Friday, October 17, 2014 the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed in remanded the District Court of Northern Georgia's decision, and found in favor of the publisher appellants. 

On February 24, 2015 the Plaintiffs filed a motion with the District Court to re-open the record, and on April 23, 2015, District Court Judge Evans dismissed the motion to reopen the record and issued an order about briefing the court on what a new analysis of fair use for the original excerpts considered in the trial should look like. 

On March 31, 2016, the District Court issued its opinion after reanalyzing the allegedly infringing works according to the direction of the Court of Appeals. The Court found 4 cases of infringement among 48 works, and designated Georgia State the prevailing party. 
 
On August 26, 2016, the Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal. 

 

 Last updated: 27 September 2016

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