Fair User’s Manual, A

Fair User’s Manual, A

A quick guide to fair use.

From the Website:

“The story’s always the same: A media giant slaps a small fry with a cease-and-desist order, citing copyright infringement. In defense, the small fry yelps, “Fair use!” But what does that really mean? Ask a hundred lawyers and you’ll get a hundred different answers – fair use can be as malleable as obscenity. Crossing the line could earn you a $150,000 fine, no matter how funny that Family Guy WAV file on your homepage is. Thanks to the 1976 US Copyright Act, federal judges decide whether your use of someone else’s material is fair or foul. The courts ask four key questions…”


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