Friday, December 8, 2023

Does a national emergency constitute fair use?

That’s for the courts to decide if they are ever faced with the question. Copyright law is designed to support authors, but it is also designed to promote the free flow of information and ideas. This question could go both ways. But to be honest, I doubt anyone is going to bring a lawsuit against the Internet Archive[.]

I’m not so sure.


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