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Submission + - Publishers SAGE & OUP win copyright case against Georgia State University (

McGruber writes: The Atlanta Journal Constitution ( is reporting that a federal judge has ruled in favor of Georgia State University on 69 of 74 copyright claims filed by Cambridge University Press (, Oxford University Press( and SAGE Publications ( .

In a 350-page ruling, Senior US District Judge Orinda Evans found that "fair use protected a Georgia State University professor's decision to allow students to access an excerpt online through the university's Electronic Reserves System."

While the 69 of the 74 claims were rejected, the judge also found that five violations did occur "when the publisher lost money because a professor had provided free electronic access to selected chapters in textbooks." SAGE Publications ( prevailed on four of these five claims, while Oxford University Press ( won the fifth claim. Cambridge University Press ( lost all its claims.

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Publishers SAGE & OUP win copyright case against Georgia State University

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