On Sun, 31 Dec 2006 03:49:08 -0600, Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
> So let's review the violations, shall we?
Look up "fair use" some time. Then come back and tell us when you've
learned something. Roy posts a short excerpt and then links us to the full
story. That is *not* a copyright violation.
For your education:
"The 1961 Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of
the U.S. Copyright Law cites examples of activities that courts have
regarded as fair use: “quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism
for purposes of illustration or comment; quotation of short passages in a
scholarly or technical work, for illustration or clarification of the
author's observations; use in a parody of some of the content of the work
parodied; summary of an address or article, with brief quotations, in a
news report; reproduction by a library of a portion of a work to replace
part of a damaged copy; reproduction by a teacher or student of a small
part of a work to illustrate a lesson; reproduction of a work in
legislative or judicial proceedings or reports; incidental and fortuitous
reproduction, in a newsreel or broadcast, of a work located in the scene
of an event being reported.”
Now the question is, why do these article excerpts offend you so? They're
placed in a Linux Advocacy Newsgroup and not cross-posted. If you don't
like them, don't read them. Personally I enjoy these "news service" and
*often* follow the links.
Thanks to Roy for the hard work.
"There's a story there...somewhere"