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Oxford University Press responses to 11th Circuit Court Ruling in Georgia State University Lawsuit

Released on October 17, 2014

The three publishers involved reluctantly undertook this action to help clarify important questions of copyright in a digital world.

We welcome today's decision as it will help to protect the intellectual property rights of authors and publishers who produce high-quality educational materials on which colleges and universities depend.

We have at no time sought damages or to extend copyright protections through this case, merely wanting to bring Georgia State's practices in line with those at other universities.

As we now carefully examine the court's opinion we will continue to work with the scholarly community, including libraries, authors, editors and academic societies, to develop copyright policies and practices - together with industry bodies such as the Association of American Publishers, and with collective licensing bodies - that support both effective dissemination and production of scholarly knowledge.

We look forward to a revised ruling from the lower court that we hope will draw this litigation to a close.

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