[A2k] ARL Policy Notes, Reed Elsevier uses fair use defense in big infringement case involving legal briefs

Jamie Love james.love at keionline.org
Wed Jun 19 07:44:05 PDT 2013

I am in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the WIPO diplomatic conference for the
blind.  Here Reed Elsevier is pushing hard against fair use language
in the treaty.  But back in the USA, they are using fair use as a
defense of infringement claims, in a dispute involving Reed Elsevier's
use of legal briefs without permission from authors.   I agree with
Reed Elsevier's fair use of briefs, but the irony is impressive this


James Love.  Knowledge Ecology International
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