[Foundation-l] An argument for strong copyleft

geni geniice at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 10:57:18 UTC 2008

On 09/04/2008, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> geni wrote:
>  > On 08/04/2008, Nikola Smolenski <smolensk at eunet.yu> wrote:
>  >
>  >> Yes, really. Perhaps I should clarify: fair use does not require that I
>  >>  release my work under the same conditions as the work I am fairly using;
>  >>
>  > Actually it does. It requires that you release it under US law.
>  >
> This is a gross misunderstanding of fair use.  It is legally available
>  without regard to the wishes of the copyright owner.  The usual disputes
>  are based on whether a particular usage is factually fair.

Ah no. Consider I want to claim fair use but I release the work in
jurisdiction covered by English law. Not going to get very far am I?
So to use fair use I have to release the work under US law.


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