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Review The Following, origionaly posted by "brasshat" on offshore divers forum;
Posted by brasshat [User Info] on 1/4/2011, 19:15:15, in reply to
Message modified by user brasshat 1/4/2011, 19:18:37
According to the law school at Stanford University:
In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted
material done for a limited and "transformative" purpose such as to
comment upon, criticize or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can
be done without permission from the copyright owner. Another way of
putting this is that fair use is a defense against infringement. If
your use qualifies under the definition above, and as defined more
specifically in this section, then your use would not be considered
an illegal infringement.
So what is a "transformative" use? If this definition seems ambiguous
or vague, be aware that millions of dollars in legal fees have been
spent attempting to define what qualifies as a fair use. There are no
hard-and-fast rules, only general rules and varying court decisions.
That's because the judges and lawmakers who created the fair use
exception did not want to limit the definition of fair use. They
wanted it--like free speech--to have an expansive meaning that could
be open to interpretation.
Most fair use analysis falls into two categories: commentary and
criticism; or parody.
1. Comment and Criticism
If you are commenting upon or critiquing a copyrighted work--for
instance, writing a book review -- fair use principles allow you to
reproduce some of the work to achieve your purposes. Some examples of
commentary and criticism include:
* quoting a few lines from a Bob Dylan song in a music review
* summarizing and quoting from a medical article on prostate cancer
in a news report
* copying a few paragraphs from a news article for use by a teacher
or student in a lesson, or
* copying a portion of a Sports Illustrated magazine article for use
in a related court case.
The underlying rationale of this rule is that the public benefits
from your review, which is enhanced by including some of the
copyrighted material. Additional examples of commentary or criticism
are provided in the examples of fair use cases.
A parody is a work that ridicules another, usually well-known work,
by imitating it in a comic way. Judges understand that by its nature,
parody demands some taking from the original work being parodied.
Unlike other forms of fair use, a fairly extensive use of the
original work is permitted in a parody in order to "conjure up" the
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I THINK IT IS TIME FOR A NO KM LOGO, LIKE MY NO ADC LOGO!
REVIEW MY NO ADC ADC / ADCI LOGO AT URL:
Dive Dive if I rember correctly from what I heard in conversation at last years Historical Diving Society USA (HDSUSA) rally in Seattle rumor had it that Mr. Bev Morgan had purchased the rights to my friend Scrap Lundy's Abalone Diving book. At the time I heard this I rember thinking "Ge that's kinda odd why would he do that?" but oh well he did dive for abs in his early days so what ever?
And now Dive Diva you have brought to our attention a most interesting overlooked fact about the Widolf mask and the evolution and developement of the KM Band mask. So with the book purchase rights if in fact its really accurate create a very interesting series of events. Just my opinion of course.
Gorski helmets will now be manufactured by AQUA LUNG.
Les sold his helmet and manufacturing rights and will be there sales represenitive.
This was direct from Les at UI on Thursday.