Intellectual "Property" in the Digital Age
Frank Field
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A tenet of US Copyright Law; the purchaser of intellectual property is allowed to make copies that would otherwise be viewed as a violation of copyright under the doctrine of fair use. See the case law of copyright for related topics. Also see SDMI, CPRM links under technology to enforce copyright.


-Bigger Not Better With Copyrighted Web Photos
[7 hits, 0 votes, Average Rating 0] [Added: 8th Feb 2002]; Brenda Sandburg; February 7, 2002. "Search engines can display 'thumbnails.' but not full-sized images of copyrighted works on their Web sites, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday." Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp. ruling. There's a Slashdot discussion, albeit with a weird title,(and links to the full decision) here: 9th Circuit: Thumbnails Are Big Enough For Fair Use
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-Copyright & Fair Use
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The Stanford University Libraries have assembled the resources listed here to help promote better understanding of the fair use doctrine.
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-Does an Anti-Piracy Plan Quash the First Amendment?
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New York Times; Carl S. Kaplan; April 27, 2001. DeCSS and fair use discussed. "But there's a related question that has never been settled by the courts: Does fair use, which has its roots in the First Amendment, entitle the scholar, reporter or others to gain access to the copyrighted work in the first place -- -- especially when the material is guarded by a technological device designed to prevent digital piracy?"
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-I Have My Rights!
[6 hits, 1 votes, Average Rating 1.00] [Added: 31st Mar 2002]; Ed Stroligo; March 31, 2002. "Ed Stroligo at has written an article on the fair-use provision of the 1976 copyright law . He goes into some depth on the difference between a constitutional right vs. a legal right as well as covers the Betamax, Napster and Rio cases. It's a well thought out article and definitely worth the read." There's a Slashdot discussion: Fair Use Is Not A Constitutional Right
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-Lawmaker: Is copy protection wrong?
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ZDNet News; Jim Borland; March 13, 2002. " Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., approached the record industry's trade association in January with concerns that blocking consumers from copying their own CDs might violate U.S. copyright law. The response from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) didn't satisfy him, he said."
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-Redefining the Market Failure Approach to Fair Use in an Era of Copyright Permission Systems
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Lydian Pallas Loren, in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law; Volume 5: No. 1; Fall 1997; starting at page 1.
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-Speech by Rep. Boucher (D-Va) on Fair Use and Digital Media
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Speech by Rep. Boucher (D-Va); March 6, 2001. Proposing to revise the construction of fair use for digital media.
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-Whatever happened to fair use?
[7 hits, 1 votes, Average Rating 0.00] [Added: 1st Nov 2001]; Dawn Chmielewski; October 31, 2001
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