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Submission + - Copyright Registrar speaks out on Fair Use

Farwell writes: Ars Technica talked to Marybeth Peters, the US Register of Copyrights about Fair Use, and not surprisingly, her views on it won't be too popular with anyone other than Big Media. 'People don't really just want fair use, Peters says, they want to "crack a code in order to make fair use of content, but the content, for the most part, they can get in an unencrypted format. But they don't really want that."' Peters also takes aim at the convenience argument: '"Nothing says that fair use says you get to do it in the most convenient form, and the one that is preferable to you. Fair use is really about content, and you shouldn't be hacking through things to get the most convenient format."'

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