About the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Website

The Stanford Copyright & Fair Use site was started by Mike Keller, Vicky Reich and Tim Stanley in 1996 to support a talk that Mike was about to give. The talk was about the Michigan Documents Services case and whether it was Fair Use for a local copyshop to make coursepacks for university students. The idea for the site was proposed on a Wednesday and the site was up and running by the next Monday.

It’s grown a bit over the years, and today includes primary case law, statutes, regulations, as well as current feeds of newly filed copyright lawsuits, pending legislation, regulations, copyright office news, scholarly articles, blog and twitter feeds from practicing attorneys and law professors.

Its emphasis is on copyright issues especially relevant to the education and library community, including examples of fair use and policies. Useful copyright charts and tools are continually added to help users evaluate copyright status and best practices.

Featured cases include full text of court documents of district court cases that The Center for Internet and Society Fair Use Project is involved with as well as other cases of high interest.

The site is supported pro bono by Justia.com.

Site Staff

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Cicely WilsonSenior EditorJustiaNo Twitter No Justia Profile LinkedIn No Facebook Profile
Dan Vu QuocSoftware EngineerJustia Justia LinkedIn No Facebook Profile
Jon SilverAssistant EditorJustiaNo Twitter No Justia Profile LinkedIn
Mary MinowExecutive EditorLibrary LawLibraryLaw Blog Justia Profile No LinkedIn Profile No Facebook Profile
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Stacy SternPresident, Justia.comJustia Justia LinkedIn
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Site Advisory Board

Julie A. Ahrens
Director of Copyright and Fair Use, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School

Tom Bruce
Research Associate and Director, Legal Information Institute

Mimi Calter
Special Projects Librarian and Intellectual Property Manager, Stanford University Libraries

Peter Hirtle
Senior Policy Advisor
Scholarly Resources and Special Collections, Cornell University Library

J. Paul Lomio 
Director of the Law Library and
Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

Victoria Reich
Director, LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Libraries

Richard Stim
Attorney at law, Nolo Legal Editor, Blogger — Dear Rich: Nolo’s Patent, Copyright and Trademark Blog, Author, Nolo Press

Erika V. Wayne
Deputy Director of the Law Library and
Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School