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Fair Use After Authors Guild v. Google


Created on October 24, 2016



Fair use is a complicated and ever evolving area of copyright law. Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided Authors Guild v. Google, a landmark fair use case ten years in the making that addressed the heart of the fair use analysis: is the junior use of the original copyright material transformative? This presentation provides context for the Authors Guild v. Google case, walking through the broad basics of copyright law and narrowing down through fair use, allowing for an informed and engaged discussion of the details and holding of the case.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the underlying Fair Use principles of the Google Books question
  2. Articulate the court's reasoning as applied to the facts of the case
  3. Predict the ways this decision may play out in future Fair Use litigation

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