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Re: Fair use (Re: Xerox ContentGuard)

> Anderson makes it sound as if "fair use" can be decided readily by reading
> the Acts of Congress. In reality "fair use" is usually a very gray area,
> and at times must be determined by judges.

I certainly don't mean to make it sound that way.  What I mean to say is
that fair use cannot be defined by copyright holders -- it's a matter of
law (whether clearly set forth in statute or established by judicial

Rick Anderson
Head Acquisitions Librarian
Jackson Library
UNC Greensboro
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with getting somewhere and everything to do
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