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I believe he's referring to the Georgia State lawsuit which has caused many if not most academic libraries to re-evaluate their policies about e-reserves.  The lawsuit is quite complex and the recent decision against summary judgement didn't entirely rest on copyright issues and some of what it did was a narrow reading.  Still the decision seemed to favor fair use more than most people expected but who knows how this will eventually play out.


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>curious to know what exactly is meant by "However, there now seems to be a crackdown looming on the horizon as it relates to fair usage," . . . what's the source of this premonition?,  who is supposed to be cracking down?,  whose binoculars are fixed on the horizon, and what horizon exactly is it?,  are libraries reluctant to put docs on e-reserve?  [so far i've had no trouble  along those lines] . . .  any further details much appreciated
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>While we're on the subject, what has been everyone's experiences with copyright issues, as they relate to e-reserves?
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>We have recently begun incorporating course enhancements for our 4-credit hybrid classes. Many of the additional readings have been portions of books that we own, placed on e-reserve in the library as PDFs.
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>However, there now seems to be a crackdown looming on the horizon as it relates to fair usage, which may force many of us to rewrite our classes, syllabi and research projects.
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>Has everyone else faced this problem? What has been your solution to the fear of copyright cops?
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>The best authority on "fair use" I can think of is Michael Donaldson  He's based on Los Angeles
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>but you can connect with him thru the Center for Social Media at American University in
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>Washington, DC.  (BTW--they also have a wealth of information on the subject!)
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>A quick question, especially for those in the USA. I'm in the closing stages of writing a book on The Waltons and am writing about fans, and specifically fan literature. I was hoping to quote some poetry posted on a forum by a fan. She has claimed copyright on the works and my request for her permission to quote short passages in my book has been declined. Where do I stand insofar as fair use is concerned now that permission has been refused: does fair use override such a refusal so far as very short passages are concerned or does the refusal establish an absolute prohibition on quoting?
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>I'd really like to put some of this material in the book but I suspect the author of these poems is precisely the kind of person to get litigious, and getting sued in the States is not a risk I can afford to take.
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