by Katina Strauch, Editor
The Georgia State University lawsuit is in full swing. An injunction has been requested by Cambridge, Oxford, and Sage and the CCC. The injunction would limit the amount of copying by professors that could take place without paying licensing fees. Currently professors make copies based on fair use guidelines. As Kevin Smith states in his blog,
“There is absolutely no mention of fair use or section 107 of the copyright law in this proposed order. Instead, the coping that would be permitted without permission is entirely defined by the bright line rules of the 1976 Guidelines for Classroom Copying (see pp 68-70). Actually, it is the guidelines PLUS an additional requirement that is being sought as the sole standard for non-permissive copying.”
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.