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Academic Authors and Legal Scholars Amicus Brief in Cambridge Univ. Press v. Becker

Academic Authors and Legal Scholars Amicus Brief in Cambridge Univ. Press v. Becker

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Academic Authors and Legal Scholars Amicus Brief in Cambridge Univ. Press v. Becker
Academic Authors and Legal Scholars Amicus Brief in Cambridge Univ. Press v. Becker

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 Case Nos. 12-14676-FF and 12-15147-FF(Consolidated Appeals)
In the
United States Court of Appeals
for the
 
Eleventh Circuit
 
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, INC.,and SAGE PUBLICATIONS, INC.,
Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.MARK P. BECKER,in his official capacity as Georgia State University President, et al.,
Defendants-Appellees.
 ______________________________________
On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia,Atlanta Division
·
D.C. No. 1:08-cv-01425-ODE (Evans, J.)
BRIEF OF
AMICUS CURIAE
ACADEMIC AUTHORS AND LEGAL SCHOLARSIN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS-APPELLEES AND AFFIRMANCE
 J
ASON
M.
 
S
CHULTZ
,
 
E
SQ
.
Counsel of Record
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW396 Simon HallBerkeley, California 94720(510) 642-6332 Telephone(510) 643-4625 FacsimileEmail: jschultz@law.berkeley.edu
Attorney for Amicus Curiae,Academic Authors and Legal Scholars
C
OUNSEL
P
RESS
·
 
(800) 3-APPEAL
 
P
RINTED
O
N
R
ECYCLED
P
APER
 
 
C-1
Case Nos. 12-14676-FF & 12-15147-FFCambridge University Press, et al. v. Mark P. Becker, et al.
CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONSAND CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Amici
are not corporate entities and are therefore not subject to the corporatedisclosure statement requirements in Fed. R. App. Proc. 26(1).In compliance with Fed. R. App. Proc. 29(c)(5),
amici curiae
hereby state thatnone of the parties to this case nor their counsel authored this brief in whole or inpart; no party or any partys counsel contributed money intended to fund preparingor submitting the brief; and no one else other than
amici
and their counselcontributed money that was intended to fund preparing or submitting this brief.In compliance with 11th Cir. R. 28-1(b) & 26.1-1, in addition to the list of interested persons contained in Defendant-Appellee Becker et al.’s principal brief,the following is a list of additional interested trial judge(s), attorneys, persons,associations of persons, firms, partnerships, or corporations that have an interest inthe outcome of this appeal, and other identifiable legal entities related to a party:
 
Academic Authors and Legal Scholars
amici
signers listed in Appendix A of this brief 
 
 Jason M. Schultz
 
 i
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS ANDCORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT .....................................................C-1 TABLE OF AUTHORITIES .................................................................................... ii TABLE OF RECORD REFERENCES .................................................................. viiSTATEMENT OF INTEREST OF AMICI ............................................................... 1STATEMENT OF THE ISSUES...............................................................................2SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT ........................................................................2ARGUMENT .............................................................................................................3I. Educational Uses of Excerpts from Copyrighted Material on Course-related E-reserves Sites Are Examples of Productive, TransformativeFair Use ............................................................................................................3A. Considerations of Transformative “Purpose” Favorthe Educational Uses at Stake in this Case............................................ 6II. Scholarly Works Are Factual and Informative in Nature;the Second Factor Weighs in Favor of the Use ............................................ 13III. The Amount and Substantiality Used by GSU FacultyWas Reasonable .............................................................................................15IV. Educational Use of the Works at Issue Benefits the Public and PublishersHave Not Shown Evidence of Actual Harm to a Relevant Market ...............16A. Publishers Have Failed to Prove That Faculty Uses of Excerptsin this Case Will Harm Any Relevant Markets ................................... 17B. Publishers Have Failed To Prove That Educational Use of TheirWorks Has Any Impact on Author, or Even Publisher, Incentives toCreate or Disseminate Works .............................................................. 22CONCLUSION ........................................................................................................28CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE ....................................................................... 29APPENDIX A ....................................................................................................... A-1CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

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