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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"What Can You (Legally) Take From the Web?"

According to an article in the IEEE Spectrum (April 2008),
it's not always easy to know what you can take
from the web without violating copyright law.

According to the article, "what you take, why you take it,
who you are, and what technology you use are at least good
starting points for ascertaining what you can and cannot legally
take from the Web." But what about fair use? The article's
author Kirk Teska warns us that "fair use is not a pretty picture,
because there are no absolutes...what people think is fair use often
is not, and new technologies only muddy the waters further."

Hat tip to Ron Jones at Law X.O.