Monday, March 12, 2012

Excerpting a few sentences and linking to articles is a fair use

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Judge Roger Hunt’s judgment confirms that an online forum is not liable for its users’ posts, even if it was not protected by the safe harbors of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s notice and takedown provisions. The decision also clarifies that a common practice on the Internet –excerpting a few sentences and linking to interesting articles elsewhere –is a fair use, not an infringement of copyright.

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