Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship 2021-03-18T11:11:05-05:00 Carla Myers Open Journal Systems <p>The Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship is bi-annually published in the spring and fall. It is a peer-reviewed open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of copyright law on public, school, academic, and digital libraries, archives, museums, and research institutions and their educational initiatives.</p> Opinion: CASE Act will Harm Researchers and Freedom of Inquiry 2021-03-14T19:44:42-05:00 Sara Benson Timothy Vollmer <p>The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 (CASE Act) was swept into law during the final days of 2020 as a part of the 5,500 page federal spending bill. In theory, the CASE Act aims to provide a venue for individual creators (such as photographers, graphic artists, musicians) to address smaller copyright infringement claims without spending the time and money required to pursue a copyright infringement lawsuit in Federal court. In reality, however, this additional bureaucratic structure created outside of the traditional court system is fraught with problems that will mostly incentivize large, well-resourced rightsholders or overly litigious copyright owners to take advantage of the system. At the same time, it will confuse and harm innocuous users of content, who may not understand the complexities of copyright law, and who do not know whether or how to respond to a notice of infringement via this small claims process. From our perspective, it will chill users who rely on crucial statutory exceptions to copyright, such as fair use, in their research and teaching activities.</p> 2021-03-18T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Sara Benson, Timothy Vollmer Book Review: Drafting Copyright Exceptions: From the Law in Books to the Law in Action 2021-02-18T19:45:58-06:00 Chris Morrison <p><em>Drafting Copyright Exceptions: From the Law in Books to the Law in Action</em> by Emily Hudson is essential reading for anyone responsible for managing copyright in libraries and educational and research institutions. Hudson’s monograph presents insights from thousands of hours of empirical research with hundreds of copyright practitioners in the cultural heritage sector. It reveals important findings about the way that copyright exceptions are interpreted in practice and the implications this has for the formation of norms and the drafting of copyright exceptions.</p> 2021-03-19T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Chris Morrison