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 Aug 30, 2007 - 01:32 PM - by Michael
* Google, MS on Fair Use

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An industry consortium is taking on the big guns to defend Fair Use. Microsoft and Google are part of the mix - not surprising, given that both have a lot of stake in it (Google owns YouTube; MS has a hand in tons of content creation tools).

Their answer? Threats and exaggerations that misrepresent your rights. Your rights include the right to make Fair Use. But some of the Big Content companies don't like the idea that the law limits their control over how you use what you've legally acquired. These companies know that, by law, anyone can quote, excerpt and even copy their works for things like journalism, homework and research and discussion of all sorts.
Emphasis mine. Check out their stuff at Defend Fair Use.
 

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