Georgia State University Digital Coursepack Lawsuit
In April of 2008, three publishers, including AAUP members Cambridge and Oxford University Presses, filed suit against Georgia State University officials, citing a pattern of illegal distribution of copyrighted book and journal content through digital course management and similar systems controlled by Georgia State. The Association of American University Presses supported the difficult decision made by Cambridge and Oxford, both AAUP members, to take this action—particularly in light of its broad concerns for the critical role that university presses, which are non-profits, play in the world of university instruction and scholarly communications.
Statements and Articles
11th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Issued - October 17, 2014
AAUP Amicus Brief Filed - February 7, 2013
Q&A on AAUP's Position (members)
Publishers Announce Appeal - September 10, 2012
Ruling Issued - May 11, 2012
Article of Interest - March 29, 2010
"Georgia State and (Un)Fair Use: A Rebuttal to Kenneth Crews"
Sanford Thatcher, Against the Grain
AAUP Announces Support of Plaintiffs - April 16, 2008
As a matter of interest to the AAUP community, we are posting public documents from the legal complaint filed against GSU. Filings and court documents can also be found at Justia.com.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling, October 17, 2014
AAUP Amicus Curiae Brief, February 7, 2013
Copyright Alliance Amicus Curiae Brief, February 6, 2013
Peters, Oman, and Baumgarten Amicus Curiae Brief, February 4, 2013
Plaintiffs' Appellant Brief, January 28, 2013
Ruling issued May 11, 2012 (PDF via INFOdocket)
On March 17, 2011, Judge Evans issued an order denying the GSU motion to dismiss on sovereign immunity grounds and setting a trial date of May 16, 2011