March 2, 2009 by archrone
Fair Use excerpting has always been rather contentious issue. How much quoting of someone else’s work is acceptable? There doesn’t really seem to be a standard, but, when you think about how excerpting is applied in various ways, it’s sort of easy to understand the lack of specificity in copyright laws.
The idea that bloggers should be charged to run an RSS feed of headlines, or charged to excerpt an article is a last ditch attempt for the dead-wood news outlets to keep their old business model. Hopefully, Fair Use will be defended and left as ambiguous as it has always been.
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