Discussion in 'Media' started by Missourian, Sep 30, 2010.
EFF backs political site's Righthaven counter-suit | Pinsent Masons LLP
Am I the only one who is GTM about the argument that DU provides 'debate' and 'discussion'? They must hide those in among the fucking nutjobs that rant and rave like lunatics. There's a reason why net speak for that particular forum is DUmmies.
Why not discuss the merits of the case instead of attacking DU?
Because for DU to use words like 'debate' or 'discussion' is really fucking funny.
Hopefully the ACLU or a similar freedom of the press organization will tackle this nonsensical crap.
U.S. Copyright Office - Fair Use
"Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Section 107 also sets out four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair:
1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
2. The nature of the copyrighted work
3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work
The distinction between fair use and infringement may be unclear and not easily defined. There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission."
Luckily it was the DUmmies.
Had it been a legitimate political forum I would have blacked it out in deference to our hosts.
The gist of the article is Righthaven searches the internet for phrases from the news articles whose copyrights have been assigned to them.
The one they discovered at DU was a one paragraph (five sentence) excerpt from a 50 sentence article.
Righthaven threatens to sue over copyright infringement.
The website owners capitulate even though they believe they have a legal right to use the material, because it is cheaper to settle than it is to defend the lawsuit.
I think the best is when they talk about "free speech" at the DUmp. It would probably be a good place to advertise cheese, though.
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