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A Snapshot from our Law School Repository: Digital Commons

Since 2006 the Law Library has worked to preserve past events, publications and scholarly works for the University of Georgia School of Law community. To date, the resulting UGA School of Law Digital Commons repository has amassed a whopping 9,615 … Continue reading

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Avast! Piracy Books Have Been Sighted, Matey!

In honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, here are a couple of books from the Law Library collection on digital piracy for your enjoyment! Arrrr…. Pop Song Piracy: Disobedient Music Distribution Since 1929 by Barry Kernfeld located in … Continue reading

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Copyright Office seeks public comment after SCOTUS Aereo decision

In a notice in yesterday’s Federal Register, the U.S. Copyright Office announced it is seeking public comment on how the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Aereo will likely affect the scope of “making available” and “communication to the public” rights … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of the Sony Betamax Case

While Sony Betamax technology long ago fell into the dustbin of history, the Supreme Court ruling, 30 years ago today, in Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984) continues to influence decisions concerning the … Continue reading

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Fab Four Copyright

59 previously unreleased Beatles songs were made commercially available today. Is there a big demand for these BBC and studio sessions outtakes from 1963? Probably not, but due to European Union copyright law only recordings released within 50 years of … Continue reading

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Google Wins

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on the Google Books lawsuit. On Thursday, Nov. 14, Denny Chin, Circuit Judge for the Southern District of New York, ruled that Google’s use of copyrighted works in its Google Books program counts as … Continue reading

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New Book: Democracy of Sound!

In honor of Athfest this weekend, take a look at the new book by Alex Sayf Cummings Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century. It explores the rich history of music piracy … Continue reading

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