March 2, 2009

Fair Use or Rip Off

The New York Times had a good story Sunday on blog sites reprinting large portions of copyrighted material. Copyright Holders Challenge Sites That Excerpt.

This could be a good article for students to read to understand more about what stealing copyright material is all about.

Taking a graf or two as the lead in to a blog posting followed by a link to the whole story seems to still be in bounds of the "fair use" doctrine.

Maybe we, as j-profs and models for future journalists, should be talking more about this.

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