The Fair Use Defense for Copyright Copying: Fair Play?
by Anthony Caruso on April 16, 2012
Ever wonder how someone is able to copy or use copyright content without permission?
The Fair Use defense is a complete defense to copyright infringement and basically provides protection for such conduct based on the use of the copyrighted work as serving the public interest. It is meant to be used to encourage criticism, parody or commentary of copyrighted works. This defense continues to be a hot legal topic, particularly in light of the growing development and wide use of the Internet and digital technology. Content owners argue to protect their right to control the copying, publication and dissemination of their works to the public, while users argue that over-reaching copyright laws would hinder and restrict the development of new works in music, entertainment and technology...
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