ATG Hot Topics of the Week: Copyright and Restrictive Licensing

by Jonathan Harwell, Rollins College

You’ve probably heard by now that a proposed injunction in the copyright case against Georgia State University has been rejected by a US District Court judge.  That’s because the university is seen as “the prevailing party.”  Kevin Smith and Steve Kolowich explain this much better than I could.

Meanwhile, D. J. Hoek of Northwestern University is questioning how far libraries are willing to yield in terms of licensing restrictions.  I’d love to know what you think of his ideas about libraries using Netflix and Kindle, for example.

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