Friday, October 8, 2010

Ruling in Georgia State U. Lawsuit vs 3 publishers over E-course packs.

In April 2008, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Sage Publications sued Georgia State University officials for “systematic, widespread and unauthorized copying and distribution of a vast amount of copyrighted works” . NYT article reporting on lawsuit.

On September 30, 2010, the judge issued a ruling in favor of Georgia State on 2 of the three counts. See this summary from Duke's Scholarly Communications blog
The Judge has granted the defense motion for summary judgment on two of the three claims — direct and vicarious infringement — and denied it in regard to the third claim, which is contributory infringement. The plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment has been denied in its entirety. The net result is that the case will go forward on the single issue of contributory infringement.


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