On 8/18/07, Steve Summit <scs(a)eskimo.com>
Indeed. Care to go down the list at [[Fair use]]
and check the
others for applicability?
First I'd argue the use is de minimis, but that might fail...
purpose and character - highly transformative
nature of the copyrighted work - non-fictional work that anyone can
download for free over the internet
amount and substantiality - not much
effect on the work's value - zero
4/4, I declare fair use the winner
But this list of conditions is irrelevant, as it is preceded in the
copyright act by: "for purposes such as criticism, comment, news
reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use),
scholarship, or research".
Which one of these purposes applies to this case?