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From braintree!news.sprintlink.net!news.uoregon.edu!tank.news.pipex.net!pipex!newsfeed.internetmci.com!chi-news.cic.net!uwm.edu!usenet Thu Oct 12 16:54:43 1995 Path: braintree!news.sprintlink.net!news.uoregon.edu!tank.news.pipex.net!pipex!newsfeed.internetmci.com!chi-news.cic.net!uwm.edu!usenet From: Dick Cleek Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology,comp.org.eff.talk Subject: The Copyright Act lists four factors for consideration in determining whether a particular use made of a work is fair use: Date: 11 Oct 1995 15:25:18 GMT Organization: University of Wisconsin Centers Lines: 36 Distribution: inet Message-ID: <45gnku$b20@uwm.edu> References: <44qhpr$kig@crl9.crl.com> <44rk6j$103q@news.gate.net> <44t9tf$ddd@crl14.crl.com> <44ugbl$1sgu@news.gate.net> <45bt0d$515@crl10.crl.com> <45c3ek$1j4@uwm.edu> <45d1id$3of@fountain.mindlink.net> <45e6g4$qkk_001@DIAL.NET.NYU.EDU> <45glt6$k37@fountain.mindlink.net> NNTP-Posting-Host: 143.235.54.98 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-Mailer: Mozilla 1.2 (Windows; U; 16bit) Xref: braintree alt.religion.scientology:115452 comp.org.eff.talk:64991 brian_thurston@mindlink.bc.ca (Brian Thurston) wrote: >Fair play may not be what you think it is. Perhaps you shouls >familiarize yourself with the latest opinions before making you >determination. You probably meant to say fair use...and since you're a Scientologist I presume that this was not a Freudian "fair game" mistake. >You may not understand the _legal_ concept of _fair usage_. Why don't you read it? And here it is: Under this limitation, "the fair use of a copyrighted work . . . for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching . . . scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright." 17 U.S.C.A. 107. The Copyright Act lists four factors for consideration in determining whether a particular use made of a work is fair use: 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; and 4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. Why don't you just get back to us when you've had a chance to digest the whole thing. ________________ Dick Cleek

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