Link of the Week – Fair Use & Copyright

Seems authors’ rights, as well as any under the creative umbrella, are slowly being chipped away. Recently, New York Second Circuit ruled in favor of Google and against the Author’s Guild on Goggle’s right to scan books under fair use protection. I will be honest, I understand and will often agree with the use of and benefits from searchable comprehensive online databases. However, what about compensation to authors?

Read more about this on Author’s Guild v. Googlecc-rf-gavel

https://www.authorsguild.org/where-we-stand/authors-guild-v-google/

The recent ruling: Author’s Guild – Second Circuit Leaves Authors High and Dry

https://www.authorsguild.org/industry-advocacy/2nd-circuit-leaves-authors-high-and-dry/

For added reading pleasure, the government’s Subject Matter and Scope of Copyright.

http://copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.pdf

 

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