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Old 05 July 2016, 12:05   #36
idrougge
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Originally Posted by ReadOnlyCat View Post
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.
If the American interpretation of "fair use" was international, explain this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Bros.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Bros.
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Bros.
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Bros.

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Originally Posted by ReadOnlyCat
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.
Granted, but you have to make a case that you're closer to critial review than to a Panini sticker album.
Just like Mrs Beanbag writes above.

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Originally Posted by ReadOnlyCat
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.
I also stated that that only applied to non-idiots.
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