Re: [Videolib] An idea: reclaiming fair use statewide

John Streepy (John.Streepy@cwu.EDU)
Sun, 15 Oct 2006 14:13:45 -0700

Hi All
Just my thoughts, but due to the interstate nature of copyright, federal
law most likely would override state law in this case. A state would
not be able to set up anything that undermines copyright law, it would
be like a state saying that someones patent did not apply in their
state.
jhs


>>> claire-stewart@northwestern.edu 10/15/06 11:44 am >>>
This posting by Brett Frischmann (Loyola University Chicago) on
madisonian.net caught my attention. It's an idea he's in the very
early stages of exploring:

"Suppose a State determines that all uses of copyrighted materials by
any state-owned educational institution serve a genuine and important
public purpose and thus should be permitted without a license. Could
the State implement statewide educational fair use? Could the State
implement a copyright safe harbor for state-owned educational
institutions?"

<http://madisonian.net/archives/2006/10/08/taking-back-educational-fair-use/>


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