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RE: Fair use (Re: Xerox ContentGuard)

And tracking what you do with an article??

I would suggest that is a good way for content creators to finish up the
job of demolishing public support and trust.

No amount of lobbying or law passing will salvage the good will that would
be lost.

So, no they don't have to but yes it would make very very good sense if
they did include fair use considerations even in software design.

Do publishers want another donnybrook either in national legislatures or
between heads of publishing organizations and libraries (and librarians).

Sureptitious tracking would be a great way to ensure it.

It would make very good sense for content owners to become very pro- users
rights and pivacy-for users rights with regards to "their" material.It
sells better than policing at the individual use level, which, and
perhaps, I'm wrong, seems to be the intent of ContentGuard.

Chuck Hamaker.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Rick Anderson [SMTP:rick_anderson@uncg.edu]
> Sent:	Thursday, September 02, 1999 2:41 PM
> To:	liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
> Subject:	Fair use (Re: Xerox ContentGuard)
> Since this will be in Adobe Acrobat, it means that publishers will
> define "fair use" ANd be able to track if they want,anything of
> "theirs".
> [snip]
> Fair use is not, of course, mentioned in either the Business Week note,
> or in Xerox's own annoucement 
> Of course it isn't -- nor, I believe, should it be.  It doesn't make any
> sense for copyright owners (or creators of rights-management products) to
> talk about fair use.  Why?  Because fair use is not defined by copyright
> owners -- it's defined by lawmakers.  Actually, I get uneasy when I do see
> copyright owners including language about "permitted use" in their
> notices.  At first glance, it seems like they're doing users a favor, but
> in fact, it's a practice that misleads users into thinking that the
> copyright owner can tell them how to use their information, which is not
> true.  In the U.S., it's Congress that tells us how we can use information
> to which someone else holds the copyright.
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