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RE: Converting book into digital format?
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- Subject: RE: Converting book into digital format?
- From: Edward Barrow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 01:26:17 EDT
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On Thursday, May 04, 2000 11:38 PM, Rick Anderson > Margaret Becker says: > > > ... the copyright holder MUST approve anything of > > this nature. > > I'm not sure that this is true. As I understand the four-fold test for > fair use, copying the entirety of a copyrighted work is perfectly > acceptable under some circumstances. If the proposed use would be fair, > there's no need to ask for permission -- in fact, I'd counsel against it; > let's not encourage copyright holders in the belief that they get to > decide what fair use is. The original question came from Indonesia. I do not know if the doctrine of fair use applies under Indonesian copyright law, but I would be surprised. As far as I know, the 4-factor fair use analysis is unique to the USA. There may well be an analogous Indonesian doctrine; but it is unlikely to be the same. Edward Barrow email@example.com