Google Books: tensiones sobre las interpretaciones del fair use

El Gremio de Autores sigue presionando para que la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. acepte su apelación y aclare cómo interpretar el fair use en la era digital. Así lo escribe Wendy Davis en MediaPost:

“The authors organization argues that its long-running battle with Google presents questions about online copyright infringement that should be addressed by the country’s top court. “At the heart of this conflict is a fundamental disagreement about how to apply the Copyright Act in the digital age — an issue this Court must resolve, as more and more content is digitized and becomes susceptible to mass infringement,” the Authors Guild argues in papers filed last week.”

Existen diferencias en la interpretación que hacen del fair use (usos más o menos transformativos) los tribunales (o cortes) distritales de EE.UU. En Law360, Jacob Fischler, describe algunas de estas tensiones y quiénes son sus protagonistas:

“The Second Circuit opinion conflicted with the Third, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits on the matter of whether mere digitization of printed works constituted enough transformation to escape copyright laws, the Authors Guild said. Conversely, the Fourth and Ninth Circuits have reached a similar conclusion as the Second Circuit, finding that a digital reproduction that lacks any creative changes is acceptable if it serves a social purpose, according to the brief.”

Este punto, específicamente, lo analizamos la semana pasada en el taller “Análisis del caso Google Books: ¿usos justos o injustos?“. La Corte Suprema EE.UU. agendó escuchar a las partes el 1 de abril de 2016 (DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 1, 2016).

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