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This fall, ACRL New England’s Scholarly Communication Interest Group is offering both a one- or two-day copyright workshop, in two different locations, taught by the New England Copyright Crew (NECC)! NECC includes Laura Quilter (Copyright and Information Policy Librarian, UMass Amherst), who spearheaded this approach last year at UMass, Kyle Courtney (Copyright Advisor, Harvard University), Ellen Finnie Duranceau (Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing, MIT Libraries), and Joan Emmet (Licensing & Copyright Librarian, Yale University).


UMG RECORDINGS, INC., Sony Music Entertainment Inc., Warner Bros. Records Inc., Arista Records Inc., Atlantic Recordings Corp., BMG Music d/b/a The RCA Records Label, Capitol Records, Inc., Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc., Interscope Records, and Sire Records Group Inc., Plaintiffs, v. MP3.COM, INC., Defendant. No. 00 Civ. 472(JSR). United States District Court, S.D. New York. May 4, 2000.

Cite as 92 F.Supp.2d 349 (S.D.N.Y. 2000)

Owners of copyrights in musical recordings sued Internet company, which made MP3 files of recordings available to its subscribers, for infringement. On plaintiffs’ motion for partial summary judgment, the District Court, Rakoff, J., held that defendant’s conduct was not fair use. Motion granted.