RE: [Videolib] One last "fair use " note

Brewer, Michael (
Fri, 24 Feb 2006 10:30:37 -0700

I'm looking into other precedents, but there is one listed in the very
Wikepedia article you quote that allowed for entire programs to be
copied and was held up as a fair use.

Yet see Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios for a case in which
substantial copying - entire programs for private viewing - was upheld
as fair use.


Michael Brewer
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jessica
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 6:10 PM
Subject: [Videolib] One last "fair use " note

I got so frustrated by the idea that ANYONE could think
"Fair Use" could ever cover an entire work that I forwarded
most of the thread to a copyright specialist I know
He felt the list had done a pretty good job dismissing this but
went on to point out that "fair use" ONLY applies to "transformative"
that is using a PORTION of something as PART of another work and had
NO application to streaming an entire film

He suggested this link
and look under "Purpose and character" for the discussion of
transformative use.

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Jessica Rosner
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