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Copyright and Fair Use: Effects

**This guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel**

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Copyright Law has an effect on what professors do.

Tasini Decision

The Supreme Court decision in the case of the New York Times v. Jonathan Tasini, et al. affected the content available in online databases.

"Reproduction of freelance authors' magazine and newspaper articles in computer databases, without authors' permission, held to infringe authors' copyrights and not to be privileged under 17 USCS 201(c)".

Here's an overview of the issues and the implications of the decision from the LexisNexis Academic Knowledge Center.

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