For those interested in reading on their own, the Supreme Court has posted the opinion on its website.
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This note is not “legal advice”, but my informed assessment of the particular case. Any librarian or education official should assess the opinion in light of their own situation and legal environment. I hesitate to say it, after 12 years and numerous orders, decisions, and appeals, but it looks like
The Authors Guild v. Google decision from the 2nd Circuit is out, strongly affirming fair use. PDF attached.
For Fair Use Week, I offered a small “fair use” quiz to colleagues. I listed a dozen or so different scenarios, taken from famous or recently-well-publicized fair use cases, and made a simple paraphrase of the case, with a “fair use” or “license it” choice. At the end of the