Subject: Re: Open Content woes
From: Brian Bartholomew <bb@wv.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 11:23:01 -0400

> This has nothing to do with "free press".  The copyright law in
> practice (and perhaps explicitly) gives permission to use works for
> purposes of criticism and the like, quite sufficient for the needs.

Seems like an awful fine line to draw.  The book has fair use of the
screen images only if it is critical of the apps?  Would the rules be
different if the screenshots were taken photographically by a reporter
on a public street?  Reportage is legal, criticism is legal, but
training (which is likely to contain elements of both) is not?


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