Monday, September 15, 2008

B - Fair use protects authors' rights

Myers R A. Fair use protects authors' rights. APS News 2008;17(8):4

Letter commenting on that of W.G.Unruh (APS News 17(6):8) and saying that US copyright law explicitly defines the fair use limitations on the exclusive rights conferred by the law. This is followed by "Unruh responds:" in which Unruh states that "fair use" is so limited that it would not cover many things an author might expect to be able to do with his own data - indeed it gives the author no more right to use the work than any person off the street.

http://www.phy.syr.edu/WhatsNew_files/APS%20Aug08%20Matt%20West.pdf

Posted for John Glen

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