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A Fair(y) Use Tale

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FBI - WARNING - Federal law allows citizens to reproduce, distribute or exhibit portions of copywrited motion pictures, video tapes, or video disks

under certain circumstances without authorization of the copywrite holder. This infringement of copywrite is called fair use and is allowed for

purposes of criticism, news reporting, teaching and parody.

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Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet
informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words
of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.

Freedom of Expression Resistance & Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property -

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cfollows's picture

CC Licences and Fair Dealing March 25th, 2011 by Naomi Korn: I’ve just read a great blog post by David K. about the relationship between Fair Dealing and CC Licences. He’s right on many fronts........

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Thanks, from Wikipedia (if it wasn't complicated enough) - - Fair dealing is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work, which is found in many of the common law jurisdictions of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Fair dealing is an enumerated set of possible defences against an action for infringement of an exclusive right of copyright. Unlike the related United States doctrine of fair use, fair dealing cannot apply to any act which does not fall within one of these categories. In practice, common law courts might rule that actions with a commercial character, which might be naïvely assumed to fall into one of these categories, were in fact infringements of copyright as fair dealing is not as flexible a concept as the American concept of fair use.

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Of course - Fair Use is US, only. Google "fair dealing" for the (substantially different) story in the UK.