Publication Date


Document Type



Libraries and universities across the country had Georgia on their minds as they waited in anticipation for over a year for the outcome of a case. before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. On May 11, 2012, in Cambridge University Press v. Becker, Judge Orinda Evans answered a question of vital importance to librarians and university officials ever since the passage of the Copyright Act of 1976: does copyright infringement occur if a nonprofit institution makes copies for the classroom for a nonprofit educational purpose? In a 350-page opinion, the court answered with a powerful, yet qualified, no.