In 2012, the North Georgia District Court ruled largely in favor of Georgia State University (GSU) in the ongoing copyright lawsuit initiated by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and SAGE Publishers. The decision was the first US federal court decision specifically addressing fair use and electronic reserves. Plaintiff publishers appealed on many points of the ruling.
Oral arguments in the GSU copyright lawsuit (Cambridge v. Becker) are scheduled for tomorrow morning, November 19, at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, room 339, in Atlanta. Following the arguments, the GSU Library and the American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property will host a post-argument panel at 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST in the lobby of the GSU Rialto Center for the Arts in downtown Atlanta. There will be a free live webcast of the event at http://www.livestream.com/georgiastate.
Post-argument panelists include:
- Brandon Butler, Moderator, Practitioner-in-Residence, Glushko Samuelson IP Clinic, American University, Washington College of Law
- Tony Askew, Principal, Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC
- Jonathan Band, Owner, Jonathan Band PLLC
- Michael Landau, Professor, Georgia State University College of Law
- Lisa Macklin, Director, Scholarly Communications Office, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
- Steve Schaetzel, Principal, Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC
- Bruce Joseph, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
The panel is free of charge, but registration is required to attend in person. You do not need to register to watch the webcast.