***PLEASE NOTE: THE GSU COPYRIGHT PANEL PRESENTATION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON GSU’S LIVESTREAM ACCOUNT. IF YOU WERE ABLE TO WATCH THE FOOTAGE PRIOR TO ITS REMOVAL, THEN YOU STILL MAY SUBMIT AN EXTRA CREDIT PAPER.***
Last November, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard Oral Arguments in the GSU copyright case, Cambridge vs. Becker. Following the court appearance, the GSU Library and American University Washington College of Law hosted a panel presentation on the case. The participants discussed arguments, strategy, and possible outcomes.
For this extra credit assignment you should 1) research the background of this case, 2) watch the online footage, and 3) prepare a 1+ page, single-spaced paper discussing: what happened in the case, what you learned from the post court appearance panel about this particular case (reasoning, strategy, predictions, etc) and how this case relates to what we are studying in class. Please submit all papers to the D2L Extra Credit Dropbox.
The GSU Library has removed the presentation footage from its blog, as of November 19th, 2014. It is no longer available.
Here is the link with information about the panel presentation (who, when, where, etc.): http://homer.gsu.edu/blogs/library/2013/11/04/georgia-state-university-copyright-case-post-argument-panel-event/
[Updated] For the 11th Circuit decision (10/17/2014): http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/201214676.pdf
[Updated] Latest court proceedings (11/7/2014): http://homer.gsu.edu/blogs/library/2014/11/10/copyright-lawsuit-update/