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De Minimis in Copyright

I had previously examined the possibility of using the maxim de minimis non curat lex (which translates to the law will not resolve petty or unimportant disputes) in the context of Indian copyright law. I concluded that it was possible to resist a claim for copyright infringement under the

Trivial Copyright Claims & De Minimis Explained

At a recent conference on patent and copyright law, the renowned copyright scholar from the University of Pennsylvania – Professor Shyamkrishna Balganesh spoke about the development of fair use in a U.S. context and emphasised their dependence on institutions such as the judiciary or the Copyright Office to

Scanning the World’s Library

In the context of the Google Books project, all is not well with the search giant, with Justice Chin of the US District Court rejecting the proposed settlement between Google, the Authors Guild and the publishing industry. That said, it does not appear that Google has any immediate