The US Department of Justice (DOJ) decided not to participate in the appeal of the case Cambridge University Press v. Mark Becker as amicus curiae. The case concerns the use at Georgia State University (GSU) of electronic course reserves (e-reserves) and electronic course sites to make excerpts from academic books available online to students enrolled in particular courses. It was widely reported that the US Copyright Office requested that the DOJ file an amicus brief either on the side of the publishers or as a neutral party. On February 22, 2013, the DOJ sent this letter to the court stating that the US Attorney General had decided not to file an amicus brief in the case.
- Letter to John Cornyn re: S. 2096, “The Federal Research Public Access Act” (Feb. 14, 2012)
- Letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee re: H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act (Feb. 24, 2012)
- Letter to Patricia Steele, Wendy Pradt Lougee, Judith Russell re: FDLP concerns (Jan. 23, 2012)
- Letter to Andrew M. Sherman re: FDLP concerns (Jan. 20, 2012)
- Letter to Congressional Representatives re: SOPA (Dec. 21, 2011)
- Letter to Ron Wyden, Darrell Issa, and Jason Chaffetz re: Legislation on foreign infringing websites (Dec. 12, 2011)
- Letter to Patricia A. Steele re: Concerns with FDLP (Dec. 9, 2011)