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  • The Pallante Era Begins at AAP

    On January 17, former U.S. register of copyrights Maria Pallante officially joins the Association of American Publishers as president and CEO, replacing the retiring Tom Allen. Without question, Pallante is a copyright policy heavyweight.

  • AAP Congratulates Trump, Pushes IP Enforcement

    In a public letter, released this morning, AAP general counsel and v-p Allan Adler congratulated Trump on his election, and urged his administration to take up IP-related issues once in office.

  • Congressional Leaders Back Independent Copyright Office

    In a long-awaited first move toward U.S. copyright reform, two leaders of the House Judiciary Committee this week backed the creation of an autonomous Copyright Office.

  • Change at the Copyright Office

    In her first major move, Librarian of Congress last week Carla Hayden removed Maria Pallante as Register of Copyrights.

  • Publishers Appeal GSU Copyright Case

    For the second time in eight years of contentious litigation, three academic publishers have appealed a key fair use decision involving the use of unlicensed digitized course readings on college campuses to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

  • Publishers Lose Another Round in GSU Copyright Case

    Judge Orinda Evans has once again rejected the publisher plaintiffs’ bid for sweeping injunctive relief in the Georgia State University e-reserves case, and affirmed that the plaintiffs must also pay GSU's legal costs.

  • Authors Guild Backs 'Small Claims' Copyright Bill

    The bill seeks to help copyright owners who do not have the resources to pursue federal copyright claims.

  • Citing Kirtsaeng, Publishers Ask Judge to Deny Legal Fees in GSU Case

    Attorneys for the publishers argue that a recent Supreme Court decision in another high profile copyright case—Kirtsaeng v. Wiley—should take them off the hook for paying GSU's legal fees.

  • Hail and Farewell to The Google Books Case

    Google’s scanning project and the subsequent lawsuits once commanded the attention of the publishing and library worlds. But in the end, the litigation merely confirmed a few realities of modern publishing.

  • After Copyright Win, GSU Seeks $3.3 Million from Publishers

    The request comes after GSU defeated a publisher lawsuit over the university’s use of digitized e-reserves for a second time last month.

  • Google Case Ends, but Copyright Fight Goes On

    At its April 15 conference, the Supreme Court declined to take up Authors Guild v. Google, effectively ending one of the defining copyright battles of the digital age.

  • Supreme Court Rejects Google Books Appeal

    The decision ends one of the publishing industry's defining legal dramas of the digital age.

  • Publishers’ Loss in GSU Copyright Case Just Got a Little Worse

    In an order filed yesterday, a federal judge clarified that the publisher plaintiffs prevailed on just four counts of alleged infringement, rather than seven.

  • Supreme Court Delays Decision on Google Books Case

    Lawyers tell PW it is likely the court simply did not get to the case, and will be relisted for a future conference. The court's next scheduled conference is April 15.

  • GSU Prevails (Again) in Key Copyright Case

    A federal court has once again found that Georgia State University’s use of digitized copies for classroom use is protected by fair use.

  • Google Case Set for April 1 Supreme Court Conference

    The Supreme Court has put the case on the calendar for its April 1 conference, meaning the end of the more than 10-year old case could be near.

  • After Latest Filings, Google Case Now in Supreme Court's Hands

    The high court could soon decide whether to review long-running case over Google’s library scanning program.

  • Authors Guild Gets Support in Google Case

    Malcolm Gladwell and Ursula K. Le Guin, are among those supporting the Authors Guild’s bid to have the Supreme Court review its case against Google.

  • J.D. Salinger Copyright Suit is Dropped

    The suit had accused the Salinger Literary Trust of “tortiously interfering” with the Devault-Graves Agency's attempts to license foreign editions of its book, 'J.D. Salinger: Three Early Stories.'

  • Court Punts Salinger Copyright Case to New Hampshire

    A copyright lawsuit filed by Memphis-based indie publisher the Devault-Graves Agency against the Salinger Literary Trust is moving from Tennessee to New Hampshire, where Salinger’s heir, Colleen Salinger resides.

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