To now argue that this minor statement in support of fair use (which doesn’t change anything — since many universities had already acted this way, and it’s always how non-digital reserves had worked) somehow upsets a delicate “balance” isn’t just laughable, it’s an insult to those familiar with the history of copyright law.

Mike Masnick, with a harsh criticism of the amicus brief filed by former Copyright Registers Ralph Oman and Marybeth Peters (together with former CO General Counsel Jon Baumgarten).