Fair Use Network

New from NYU’s Brennan Center check this out:

How much can you borrow, quote or copy from someone else’s work? What happens if you get a “cease and desist” letter from a copyright owner? These and many other questions make “intellectual property,” or “IP,” law, a mass of confusion for artists, scholars, journalists, bloggers, and everyone else who contributes to culture and political debate.

The Fair Use Network was created because of the many questions that artists, writers, and others have about “IP” issues.

Sounds like an excellent development. I haven’t always agreed with everything the Brennan Center puts out, but a resource like this is just good news for the overmatched and outgunned. Hat tip to the Derivate Work blog.

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