January 23, 2007  ·  Lessig

As you may recall, the Stanford Center for Internet and Society launched a “Fair Use Project” this year. The focus of this project will be litigation to help mark (and push a bit) the boundaries of fair use. We formed this project because of a large amount of advice we were giving especially in the context of film. But the first case we filed was in defense of a scholar’s ability to quote material from Joyce in an academic work. (The story is described in this New Yorker article.)

The Project is led by a former partner from Bingham McCutchen, Anthony Falzone. We’re now looking for another attorney to work with him. Information is available at the CIS site.