[WikiEN-l] Getting rid of bad fair use

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Sat May 20 03:02:41 UTC 2006

Anthony DiPierro wrote:
> On 5/19/06, Fastfission <fastfission at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 5/19/06, Anthony DiPierro <wikilegal at inbox.org> wrote:
>>> Interesting.  I tried looking this up, because hey, if it's repeated
>>> over and over it shouldn't be hard to find.  The first Google hit I
>>> found was http://www.eff.org/cafe/gross1.html - Understanding Your
>>> Rights:  The Public's Right of Fair Use.  But I guess the EFF has no
>>> clue what they're talking about.
>> If you want to play "find the source", we can do that, but I don't see
>> the value in it.
> Nor do I.  You find a source, I'll find two.  We could keep it up for
> a long time, but suffice it to say it seems like there's not a
> consensus, among lawyers or among the general public, on whether or
> not fair use is a right.
>> "Fair Use is not a right...it is a defense to an infringement claim"
>> http://library.case.edu/copyright/fairuse.html
> Searching google for "fair use is a right" I get 200 hits.  Searching
> for "fair use is not a right" I get 99.  Do we need to start going
> through and evaluating the credibility of the sources?  Maybe see
> which ones are more impartial?

Google is not a reliable source.

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