[LMB] OT: picking a scene
bujold at j.hallam.dk
Thu Sep 8 11:59:52 BST 2011
> In a message dated 9/6/2011 6:01:58 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> john.c.lennard at gmail.com writes:
> >This is a vital professional matter for me, and if I have missed a
> >judgement effectively defining the limit of Fair Use as 250 words
> >it's very important that I remedy that error. Thanks.
> (http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html) seems to explain it fairly
> well. Apparently it's mostly based on precedent, with no actual
> number of words given. It would be very hard to write a review
> without quoting, after all.
This assumes that John L operates in a US law context (which may be
true). UK law is apparently quite different in that there is no
concept of "fair use" but instead one of "fair dealing". A few
moments with Google turned up two useful Wikipedia articles [1,2].
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