Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Judge in GSU E-Reserves Case Limits Scope of Trial

A Federal Court in Atlanta has ruled that the contentious copyright case involving e-reserve practices at Georgia State University will go forward, but only on one narrowly drawn claim of contributory infringement. On October 1, Judge Orinda Evans denied all three of the publishers' motions for summary judgment, while granting two of three GSU motions, effectively ending the defendants' exposure for direct and vicarious infringement. The court gave the parties 20 days to come up with a schedule for proceeding to or, perhaps, to settle.

Full story at Publisher's Weekly