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Can Lawyers Copyright their Briefs (so to speak): Think “Fair Use”

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Link to case and commentary from LLB2: “Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use”

Re: White v. West Publishing Company and Reed Elsevier (USDC Southern District NY) (12 Civ. 1340 (JSR)), decided 7/3/14.

Excerpt from blog post: “One of the running issues I had been following is the attempt to copyright legal briefs with the intention to gain royalties or prevent others from using them. The particular case that litigates the issue is White v. West Publishing Company and Reed Elsevier (USDC Southern District NY). District Judge Rakoff ruled that the use by West and Lexis is fair use….” [Link to full post and case.]