Monday, May 16, 2011

Scarey Copyright Case

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/2011/05/13/a-nightmare-scenario-for-higher-education/

This is a breakdown of a case in court now between some textbook/academic publishers and Georgia State University, my alma mater for one semester. It is troubling. I will be the first to admit that some teachers violate the fair use laws--knowingly or unknowingly, and when unknowingly, intentionally unknowingly, just choosing not to bother to know what is legal and illegal. But what the plaintiffs want is pretty unbearable and unbelievable.

I have not posted to this blog for a while, but will stop. I will probably use it more for references to other materials on the Internet than for my own writing.