Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Judge, notice and takedowners and fair use

A judge has reportedly ruled that those issuing DMCA takedown notices to websites have to consider the issue of fair use before demanding the deletion.

"In a victory for small-time music copiers over the entertainment industry, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that copyright holders can't order one of their songs removed from the Web without first checking to see if the excerpt was so small and innocuous that it was legal."

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