A children’s book author claims that her book, Stocks and Bonds, was uploaded on Scribd without her permission, and has been downloaded over 100 times. Scribd turns pdf files into readily accessible iPaper documents that can open inside a browser. The author talks to school children often about copyright and plagiarism. Justia is providing the case filings here, and making them available via an RSS feed.
Peter Hirtle’s commentary looks at this Ann Arbor (MI) copyshop case in which the students make the copies of coursepack readings themselves. Interesting discussion that indirect infringement may not apply if the students are not infringing. Thus there must be a claim of direct infringement by the copyshop.
Plaintiffs claim A&E used short clip of “Rocky Top” synchronized in a television program, despite plaintiff’s refusal to grant a license. Defense claims fair use, stating that the clip is only 12 seconds long and is background to a football game filled with ambient noise. The case docket is featured by Justia and the Stanford Fair Use site.
Claims of direct, contributory, vicarious and inducement of copyright infringement filed against a lyrics wiki which allegedly scrapes hundreds of thousands of lyrics and redistributes via facebook and other sites. Stanford Fair Use and Justia feature the case docket including the Aug 24th complaint.
Cambridge University Press v. Patton is a publishers’ suit against a public university that makes electronic copies of course readings available to students without paying royalty fees. #copyright Court docs courtesy of Justia. http://news.justia.com/cases/featured/georgia/gandce/1:2008cv01425/150651/