Concert bleg : ¡Viva España!

I’m in this concert next week, which should be fun (and different) — early music from the Iberian peninsula. Fans of chaconnes will approve.

¡Viva España!

Early Music Ensemble
David Douglas and Ellen Hargis of the Newberry Consort, Directors

Tuesday, May 22, 7 PM
Fulton Recital Hall
1010 E. 59th Street
Goodspeed Hall, 4th Floor

Free Admission

Music by Victoria, Padilla, Arañés, and Flecha


Fair use for excerpts

Via Inside Higher Ed I learned about a case in which university presses brought a suit against Georgia State over fair use for excerpts in course readers and online course materials:

Her challenge, she writes, is to determine what size excerpts are “small enough” to justify fair use. Here, after reviewing a range of decisions, Evans settles on 10 percent of a book (or one chapter of a book) as an appropriate measure, allowing professors enough substance to offer students, while not effectively making a large portion of the book available.

I guess this is how sausage is made — 10 percent seems like a nice round number, let’s go with that one. By the way, that’s 10 percent including front and back matter, not 10 percent of the text.

It’s a 300+ page decision, but there has been some analysis already.