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Old 05 July 2016, 07:08   #34
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Originally Posted by idrougge View Post
No it's not. Fair use is an American law.
To be precise, it is a doctrine and yes, the term is US specific but most civilized countries have similar ones thank god, otherwise there would be very few history and art books around there.

From Wikipedia:
Fair use is a US legal doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. It is similar to the fair dealing doctrines used in some countries outside the United States.
Every western country has laws which limit copyrights in the areas where the limitation benefits the general public.
The right of information and critical review is recognized in all of them.

Also, remember the part where you mentioned that there was "no risk" in publishing that type of book?
Getting sued looks like a pretty big risk to me.

Last edited by ReadOnlyCat; 05 July 2016 at 07:22. Reason: Added more info. Rephrased, grammar.
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