I still think the "Hope" poster constitutes fair use. But if anyone can convince a court otherwise, it's photographer Mannie Garcia's formidable legal team.
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Defenders of expanded copyright restrictions imply that content owners have been on a losing streak and have few tools at their disposal. Wrong.
The sense of entitlement that has characterized the newspaper business for the past 150 years is now going too far, conflating the business of journalism with the freedoms due the practice of journalism.
If the news industry was as adept with its technology and finance as it is with its corporate whining and pleading, we would all be a lot better off.
An AP victory in this case would undermine artistic freedom. And it would, to paraphrase Lawrence Lessig, effectively outlaw a legitimate form of art.
Eric Cantor is getting a lesson on what "fair use" isn't: his chest-beating, stimulus-opposing, victory-proclaiming video set to the tune of Aerosmith's "Back in the Saddle."
It sounds a helluva lot like Tila Tequila believes in censorship. Of the very same medium that made her, which, frankly, we find shockingly ungrateful.
Why is the AP acting like it has a case? Because juries are unpredictable, copyright law is confusing and defending a lawsuit is extremely expensive.
The Associated Press, one of the nation's largest news organizations, said that it will, for the first time, attempt to define clear standards as to h...
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