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liora moriel <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 4 Jun 1998 08:52:33 -0400
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Cautionary note indeed--BUT--is this the best/worst case for us averge
users for academic purposes? Perhaps not.
For example: the Hollywood Reporter is a commercial enterprise.
-- they used a publicity photo
-- they credited the wrong person
Or is this hairsplitting?
I have a stake in this debate since I've submitted four stills from a
movie (taken from the VHS version) to accompany an article to be published
in an academic book. I thought that was fair use. Now it seems that even
had I bought stills from a dealer I might be liable.  Does this make
sense?  Surely not! (?...)
Liora Moriel
Comparative Literature Program
University of Maryland
2107 Susquehanna Hall
College Park, MD 20742-8825
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