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  • Sovereign Immunity Boondoggle at the US Copyright Office

    Sovereign Immunity Boondoggle at the US Copyright Office

    State sovereign immunity—the immunity of states from being sued in federal courts—is a doctrine with a long history and lots of recent controversies.  This form of immunity from lawsuit has...

  • Digitization in an Emergency: Fair Use/Fair Dealing and How Libraries Are Adapting to the Pandemic

    Digitization in an Emergency: Fair Use/Fair Dealing and How Libraries Are Adapting to the Pandemic

    Like every other major institution operating during the coronavirus pandemic, research libraries are confronting sudden and radical shifts in their daily realities. Foremost among these challenges is the near-total loss...

  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Day 5 Roundup

    Last week was Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by...

  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Day 4 Roundup

    This week is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair...

  • Fair Use in South Africa

    Guest blog post by Jonathan Band, policybandwidth and counsel to the Library Copyright Alliance The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is reviewing the eligibility of South Africa (SA) for trade preferences because the SA...

  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Day 3 Roundup

    This week is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair...

  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2020 Day 2 Roundup

    This week is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair...

  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2020 Day 1 Roundup

    This week is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair...

  • Research Libraries Can Be Partners with Societies in Open Access Transitions

    In mid-December, rumors of a US executive order requiring that the results of federally funded scientific research be made available for publication immediately, with zero embargo, blew up a corner...

  • Opportunities for Libraries in the AI Ecosystem

    Guest post by Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, head, Research Informatics and Publishing, Penn State University Libraries Artificial intelligence (AI) for data discovery and reuse was the topic of a recent conference sponsored...


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