September 03, 2004

Copyright Infringement

One of the reasons there has not been a lot of activity here is that I have spent much of my morning engaged in the research of the Fair Use Doctrine, an exception and affirmative defense to a charge of copyright violation. I have satisfied myself about what I have done generally and, in doing so, have created a 5 or 6 page single spaced memo summarizing my research. I am somewhat loath (typo corrected) to post it here because I have a horror of someone thinking I am giving legal advice on my blog because that's the last thing I want to do. What do you think? Should I post something?


I've decided not to post my little memo. I found something on the web that treats the subject much more exhaustively than I do and I highly recommend going to read it: The Stanford University Libraries Section on Copyright and Fair Use. This appears to be excellent. I enjoyed it and found it informative and I get out of my problem of fearing to appear to be giving legal advice to the whole world on the net.

Posted by Random Penseur at September 3, 2004 09:59 AM

How do you feel about free grammar advice?


Posted by: anon at September 3, 2004 02:48 PM

Ambivalent. If it's coming from a friend, happy to take it. Here, beats me since you declined to leave a name. In any event, I do know the difference between the two words and I regularly, especially when in a hurry, make typing mistakes.

Posted by: RP at September 3, 2004 02:56 PM

Well, it's coming from a friend, but I'm loath to leave my name because I didn't want you to think I was being a jerk. Anyway, I figured you knew the difference--I guess I was just feeling snarky.

Posted by: anon at September 3, 2004 03:22 PM

Ok, well, as a friend, you go right ahead and correct me wherever you see a mistake. That's fine. As we say around the office, there's no such thing as good legal writing, only good legal re-writing.

Posted by: RP at September 3, 2004 03:53 PM

Who'd have thought there were lawyers that didn't want to give their opinions on everything? You never cease to amaze me, RP.

Posted by: Simon at September 6, 2004 04:14 AM

I swear, Simon, you must have gotten bit by a lawyer once! :)

Posted by: RP at September 6, 2004 06:58 AM
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