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February 2002, Week 4


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Mike Chopra Gant <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 04:40:38 EST
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this analogy seems a little wide of the mark to me. I don't think a single frame of a movie is comparable to a whole chapter of a book. Don't we quote from books all the time without paying copyright fees?
Mike Chopra-Gant
University of North London

>       . . . now hold on juist a minute . . . as someone who has
>      admittedly palyed fast and loose with various copyright
>      regulations, and who will strecth the fair use exemption
>      to and beynd the breaking point, i find this arguement
>      so self-seeking as to be intolerable . . . it's akin to saying
>      that the writer of the novel own the whole novel but not
>      any of the chapters within it . . . or that edward albee owns
>      his plays but any one of us can with impunity publish favorite
>      bits of dialogue from them . . . stealing something from
>      someone else may involve some work, but please let's not be
>      hypocritical enough to call it "producing an image"
>      there may be many solid grounds for refusing to abide by
>      copyright regulations . . . this is not one of them  . . . for once
>      we have an issue that's not murky at all, and let't not hide behind
>      our favorite cloud of fog to justify that which is unjustifiable
>      mike
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