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The Courts

Submission + - How "fair use" really works

Roary writes: "The Straight Dope has a 4 part report on copyright's history, fair use, infringement, and other protections for intellectual property. Part 2 coverts fair use and answers the question: "My friends say that ripping songs from a CD or movies from a DVD is "fair use" and that it's not illegal to copy these things as long as I don't charge for the copies. Is that true?""

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long

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