(Continued after the Jump)consider "fair use" before we send a DMCA Takedown Notice to someone for stopping the infringement of our works online.
Wired reports in Judge: Copyright Owners Must Consider 'Fair Use' Before Sending Takedown Notice, 8/210/08:
"In the nation's first such ruling, a federal judge on Wednesday said copyright owners must consider "fair use" of their works before sending takedown notices to online video-sharing sites...The DMCA requires removal of material a rights holder claims is infringing its copyrights. If it isn't removed, legal liability can be placed on YouTube or other video-sharing sites."See Carolyn Wright's post - Using the DMCA Takedown Notice to Battle Copyright Infringement - 8/1/08 , for more information on how you do that.
This judge's fiat takes the notion of the law not being black or white and makes is fuchsia!
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