Brief of Amici Curiae Higher Education Associations in Support of Appellees HathiTrust, et al., and Affirmance


This Amica Curiae brief, filed on June 4, 2013 by the American Council on Education (ACE) and with EDUCAUSE as a signer, supports HathiTrust and appellees, with the primary reason that "copyright fair use issues presented here profoundly affect the public interest mission of amici and their members," and the belief that the "effort of the Authors Guild and its amici [distorts] the copyright fair use right into a narrow exception that does not encompass the hugely beneficial non-profit educational activities of HathiTrust and the university defendants would greatly impede teaching, learning, research, and scholarship...." The brief provides more detailed reasons and support for fair use in this context.

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