Re: more than "fair use" needed?

From: John Levine <johnl[_at_]iecc.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:00:01 -0500


In article <list-12739802[_at_]cni.org> you write:
> From "Inside Higher Education"
>
> EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE
> Tarleton Gillespie on why Google's "Book Search" project needs
> more than fair use.
> http://insidehighered.com/views/2006/01/27/gillespie

Hmmn. Second sentence:

  Every time you quote from someone else\u2019s work, every time you   photocopy an article for a student, every time you read a passage   aloud to your class, you are technically in violation of copyright.

We know that's not true, and it kind of goes downhill from there. His thesis, that fair use is a rather slender reed on which to build projects as large as Google Book Search, is a plausible one, but he doesn't make a very good case for it.

I see the author is right down the road from me; I should invite him to lunch and slug it out.

R's,
John   Received on Mon Jan 30 2006 - 22:00:01 GMT

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