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Copyright Reading Group

The library hosts a monthly reading group for copyright fans in the library, on campus, and with affiliated organizations.  Starting November 2013, we're meeting the first Monday of every month, in Room 1949 of the Du Bois Library.  

Upcoming Meetings:

Licensing Copyrighted Works
  • Nov. 17, noon, Room 1949 - Cambridge University Press v. Patton (aka Georgia State University ereserves case) - a Minor detour from licensing back to fair use, but we'll pay careful attention to the effects of licensing availability on the fair use determination.  PDF of opinion; link to my notes.  Note -- the whole thing is interesting, but the key pieces we will discuss are pp.46-112, the majority's fair use analysis. That's 66 pages, but they're double-spaced, so think of it more like 33 pages.  Not so bad!
    • pp. 1-43 Procedural history & facts
    • pp. 44-45 Standards of review
    • p. 45 - Eleventh Amendment argument (not addressed)
    • pp. 46-112 - Copyright Clause & fair use 
    • pp. 113-129 - J. Vinson's "concurrence" 
  • Dec. 1, noon, Room 1949 - licensing 4 
  • Jan. 5 - Fair use, commercial users in 1st & 4th factors - Campbell v. Acuff-Rose
  • Feb. - Fair use, commerciality - Texaco
  • March - Fair use, commerciality - Basic Books v. Kinko's and Princeton University Press v. Michigan Document Services

Future topics: 

  • Georgia State University
  • Copyright of Music
  • Translations
  • International Issues
  • Copyright Ownership
  • Work-for-Hire
  • Versioning
  • Moral rights here in the US & outside the US

Previous Meetings:

Transformative Fair Use
  • Suntrust Bank v. Houghton Mifflin, aka the Wind Done Gone case : Transformative Fair Use 1 - Monday 5/13 1pm, Room 2601
  • Bill Graham Archives v. Dorling Kindersley : Transformative Fair Use 2 - Friday 5/24, Room 1949
Copyrightability and Non-Copyrightability
  • Feist v. Rural : Copyrightability of Factual Information - Monday Nov. 4, Room 1949
  • Harney v. Sony (1st Cir. 2013): Copyrightability of Factual Information in Documentary Photographs - Monday, Dec. 2, Room 1949
Transformative Fair Use
  • SOFA v. Dodger (9th Cir. 2013): Fair Use of video in a musical theater production - Monday, January 13. (Link to case)
  • Internet Search Engines : Perfect 10 v. Amazon, 508 F.3d 1146 (9th Cir. 2007).  - Monday, February 3 Friday, February 14, Room 1949. (Read the case at Google Scholar.)
Copyright Term and Extension
First Sale Summer!
  • Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, 568 US ___ (2013) - June 9 June 2 (Monday) noon, Room 1949:  
  • Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, 568 US ___ (2013), continued - July 14, noon, Room 1949 : 
  • Capitol Records v. ReDigi (SDNY March 30, 2013) - PDF at USC - August 4, noon, Room 1949
Licensing Copyrighted Works
  • Sept. 8, noon, Room 1949 - ProCD v. Zeidenberg, 86 F.3d 1447 (7th Cir. 1996)
  • Oct. 6, noon, Room 1949 - UMG Recordings v. Augusto, 628 F.3d 1175 (9th Cir. 2011), and for background, Bobbs-Merrill v. Straus, 210 U.S. 339 (1908)
  • Nov. 17, noon, Room 1949 - Cambridge University Press v. Patton (aka Georgia State University ereserves case) - a Minor detour from licensing back to fair use, but we'll pay careful attention to the effects of licensing availability on the fair use determination.  PDF of opinion; link to my notes.  Note -- the whole thing is interesting, but the key pieces we will discuss are pp.46-112, the majority's fair use analysis. That's 66 pages, but they're double-spaced, so think of it more like 33 pages.  Not so bad!
    • pp. 1-43 Procedural history & facts
    • pp. 44-45 Standards of review
    • p. 45 - Eleventh Amendment argument (not addressed)
    • pp. 46-112 - Copyright Clause & fair use 
    • pp. 113-129 - J. Vinson's "concurrence" 
== syllabus == 
* Session 1 - Mon 5/13 1pm, Room 2601 - the Wind Done Gone case, ''[[Suntrust Bank v. Houghton Mifflin]]'' - fair use / transformativeness 1
* Session 2 - Fri 5/24, ''[[Bill Graham Archives v. Dorling Kindersley]]''  - fair use / transformativeness 2
* Session 3 - 11/4 Feist v. Rural - copyrightability 
* dec - Harney v. Sony - fair use and news/factual information
* jan - SOFA v. Dodger - fair use / transformative purpose
* feb - appropriation art month:  Seltzer v. Green Day, Cariou v. Prince, Morris v. Young
* march - HathiTrust if it's out yet!  
* april - first sale: Kirtsaeng, ReDigi, and ART
* may - copyright term : Golan v. Holder, Eldred v. Ashcroft

 

Last Edited: 3 November 2014