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Copyright and fair use

I found this browsing today and thought a number of my friends might be interested if they don't already know. It seemed only fair to pass the link I found rather than the one I was pointed to.

http://wondermark.com/check-out-a-new-index-of-copyright-fair-use-cases/

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eledonecirrhosa
6th May, 2015 12:34 (UTC)
Thanks. Having just been helping to update our copyright course for the newbie researchers at work (BBC Bristol) I can add:

The UK version of this is called Fair Dealing. If the US one works the same way as Fair Dealing then it ONLY covers your own country. i.e. you could make a parody of a Disney film and show it in the UK, using Fair Dealing as a defence. But if you showed it in Argentina or Zimbabwe, you couldn't use Fair Dealing as your legal defence.

The use of quotations, plus parody, pastiche and caricature has just been added to Fair Dealing in the UK. Prior to that we only had it covering current affairs, criticism and review.

The "only use what is fair" bit is what likely what gets the defence shot down in flames for the likes of the "cleaned up" books/DVDs. If you cleaned up the whole thing, that's a no no.


bibliofile
6th May, 2015 13:52 (UTC)
Hey, that's pretty interesting. AFAICT, it's even accurate (not that I thought it wouldn't be).
(Anonymous)
7th May, 2015 11:55 (UTC)
US fair use law us completely different to UK fair dealing.
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