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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Scientists warn EPA on Monsanto corn rootworm

Source: Rueters

22 academic corn experts sent a letter dated March 5 to the Environmental Protection Agency telling regulators they are worried about long-term corn production prospects because Monsanto's rootworm-protected products are losing their effectiveness.

Monsanto has said the problem is small and has said the products continue to provide corn farmers with "strong protection against this damaging pest."

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