Reporting of copyright

Cultural Impact of Infringement  May 27, 2016 – 12:16 pm
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While this course has certainly shifted my attention to specific copyright infringement cases and current events, it has also raised my understanding of the overall impact of these incidences on our culture as a whole. From large corporations, to small entrepreneurial ventures, to individual consumers, fears and concerns around copyright issues are part of our daily existence. The advent of digital music downloads really brought this issue to the public’s attention, and information, as well as misinformation, about infringement has continued to swirl around the public sphere.

This type of fear and misinformation around copyright issues stifles creativity and progress in a way copyright law never intended. A recent study conducted by American University’s Center for Social Media and the International Communication Association found that a third of researchers in the communications field “avoided research subjects or questions… and a fifth abandoned research that was already under way” because they were fearful of copyright repercussions and lacked knowledge around issues of infringement. While fair use clearly applies to such educational settings, many of these scholars also reported difficulty in obtaining copyrighted material for use in their research, often because of lack of access or prohibitive costs. In most cases researchers are, in fact, entitled to use such materials and pursue their academic questions, but because of a rising cultural awareness and fear of copyright issues they do not pursue their research and in this way, progress is limited.

Source: Copyright, Commerce, and Culture

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Fair Use Explanation


A portion:
One of the more important limitations is the doctrine of “fair use.” Although fair use was not mentioned in the previous copyright law, the doctrine has developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years. This doctrine has been codified in section 107 of the copyright law.
Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reprod...hole; and
the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The distinction between “fair use” and infringement may be unclear and not easily defined. There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission.

Fair use of copyrighted material

In this Craigslist forum I often see misinformation about fair use of copyrighted works. The United States law on fair use is:
Section 107 ". . . the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for cla...issue: settled by lawsuits, not by jail sentences. For example, contemporary publications often contain a notice proclaiming that reproduction of any part of the book is unlawful. Such wording is an attempt by the publishers to reserve more rights for themselves than is granted under copyright law. Informed artists should know the copyright law so that they can see through such deceptions.

Copyright law: 2/3 rule is not true according to

"official" rules at
excerpts here:
How much of someone else's work can I use without getting permission?
Under the fair use doctrine of the U.S. copyright statute, it is permissible to use limited portions of a work including quotes, for purposes such as commentary, criticism, news reporting, and scholarly reports. There are no legal rules permitting the use of a specifi...erivative Works.
Somebody infringed my copyright. What can I do?
A party may seek to protect his or her copyrights against unauthorized use by filing a civil lawsuit in federal district court. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, consult an attorney. In cases of willful infringement for profit, the U.S. Attorney may initiate a criminal investigation.

Fair Use Under Siege

“Fair use” is a crucial element in American copyright law—the principle that the public is entitled, without having to ask permission, to use copyrighted works so long as these uses do not unduly interfere with the copyright owner’s market for a work. Fair uses include personal, noncommercial uses, such as using a VCR to record a television program for later viewing. Fair use also includes activ...nds of copyright infringers, can result in “Internet piracy.” But the traditional answer for piracy under copyright law has been to seek out and prosecute the infringers, not to ban the tools that enable fair use. After all, photocopiers, VCRs, and CD-R burners can also be misused, but no one would suggest that the public give them up simply because they might be used by others to break the law.

First of all...she is writing this because a

Has probably advised her to do so...you need to contact an atorney...if you can not really aford one there is still a few things you need to do imediately...the reason she copyed you on this is because in effect she is creating a paper trail to establish that you infact were aware they layed claime on the full and complete rights to this work....if you do nothing...you may infact be screwing you...ropriate legal mesures...up to and not limited to reporting her to the BBB, copyright.gov...etc...
yep...that is what i would do....
take a deep breath....calm down...and realize that she knows you get all worked up...and is playing you...using just that...don't let her win....art dealers are pimps...and they will treat you like a cheap hoe if you let tham
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