• Court Says Jersey Boys Producers Were Free to Use Copyrighted "Ed Sullivan" Clip in Show

    by  • March 13, 2013 • Politics & Law • 0 Comments

    From Playbill.com:

    A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Central California filed on March 11 a ruling that the producers of Jersey Boys were entitled to use a seven-second clip from "The Ed Sullivan Show" as a matter of fair use…

    The district court viewed SOFA’s infringement claim as "objectively unreasonable and determined that awarding fees would deter future lawsuits that might chill the creative endeavors of others.

    via Boing Boing.

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    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

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