Intellectual Property Keyed to Merges
American Geophysical Union v. Texaco Inc.
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American Geophysical Union (Plaintiff) and other publishers (Plaintiff) of scientific and technical journals brought a class action claiming that Texaco (Defendant) infringed their copyright with unauthorized photocopying of articles from their journals. Defendant claimed that its copying was fair use under § 107 of the Copyright Act. Following a limited-issue bench trial, the district court held that the photocopying of eight articles by one of the researchers for Texaco was not fair use. Defendant appealed.
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