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Kenneth D. Crews

The Law of Fair Use and the Illusion of Fair-Use Guidelines

Several "official" and formal guidelines that attempt to define the scope of fair use for specific applications—notably for education, research, and library services—have emerged in the years since passage of the Copyright Act of 1976. Although some interested parties and some governmental agencies have welcomed these guidelines, none of them ever has had the force of law. This article analyzes the origins of guidelines, the various governmental documents and court rulings that reference the guidelines, and the substantive content of the guidelines themselves to demonstrate that in fact the guidelines bear little relationship, if any, to the law of fair use.

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Membership Meeting 2009 (Spring): Google Book Settlement 101

Presented at the 154th ARL Membership Meeting, "Transformational Times," May 2009, as part of the "Google Book Settlement 101" program.

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Membership Meeting 2009 (Spring): Google and Books: Legal Settlement or Information Revolution?

Presented at the 154th ARL Membership Meeting, "Transformational Times," May 2009, as part of the "The Current Fiscal Landscape of Research Libraries" program.

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