Today, IPR filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of 15 leading national disability rights organizations and academic researchers in the case of Authors Guild, Inc. v. Hathitrust. The brief urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to uphold the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that the efforts of HathiTrust to make university library collections accessible to people with print disabilities constitute a non-infringing fair use under copyright law. The brief details the efforts of people with disabilities and the federal government to make copyrighted works accessible and describes the role of fair use in harmonizing disability rights law, copyright law, and the Progress Clause of the Constitution.
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