Library Copyright Alliance Files Brief Supporting Fair Use in Authors Guild vs. HathiTrust

On April 20, 2012, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (the Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries) filed an amici curiae brief in Authors Guild vs. HathiTrust in order to oppose the plaintiff’s motion for partial judgment. The brief explains how the Authors Guild advances a radical and unprecedented interpretation of Section 108 — asserting that Section 108 limits the availability of the fair use right — which would prevent libraries from performing their most basic functions.

April 26 Update:

More information on the LCA brief is available in this press release.