Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Academic publishers try to stop universities from invoking "fair use" to reduce their need to buy expensive subscriptions or force students to do same


There’s another wrinkle now in the open access issue.  Corynne McSherry of Electronic Frontier Foundation has an article about litigation against Georgia State University for placing excerpts from some academic journals on its servers to save students the enormous expense of buying entire books or subscriptions (this fits in with Jack Andraka’s argument that students trying to get into medical research face a “Catch 22”).  Georgia State had been sued by three academic publishers as well as athe AAP trade group, for its interpretation of fair use.
 
McSherry’s story and subsidiary links and court briefs are here.

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