Figuring out the Fourth Factor

June 24, 2019

At “Show Me Money! Or Not?,” a June 23 panel at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C., speakers from academic institutions reviewed five examples of case law to dispel confusion around fair use, specifically focusing on the exception’s fourth factor. “I think the reason fair use is the exception librarians … Continue reading Figuring out the Fourth Factor

Copyright for Creators

March 1, 2019

In 2017 we started the “Copyright for Creators” series aimed at graduate and undergraduate students and faculty in arts disciplines, as well as creators throughout the university, such as web designers and communicators. Like most VCU Libraries events, this series was free and open to the public, and the topics covered were relevant to this … Continue reading Copyright for Creators

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5 Examples of the Value of Google Books’ Search Function

December 2, 2015

Well, it’s over. On October 16, the court ruled in favor of Google, affirming a district court decision that upheld that creating a keyword search index for the massive undertaking was a fair use. However, the Authors Guild promises to appeal to the Supreme Court. One thing you might not know is that you—librarians and … Continue reading 5 Examples of the Value of Google Books’ Search Function