[Corpora-List] Google Books, copyrights, and corpora
widdows at maya.com
Wed Jun 14 22:18:01 CEST 2006
> I agree. In the United States at least, "fair use" is effectively
> not by statutory language but by case law. Case law is an evolving
> and is particularly effervescent in the case of clever new online uses
> other people's intellectual property. Only your friendly neighborhood
> lawyer knows for sure what the deal is this month. If you're Google,
> can probably absorb the risk of winding up on the short end of the
> stick in appellate court. If you're Ma & Pa Kettle's Kentucky Fried
> Mining Company, Incorporated, the risk of litigation can send you back
> your high school job at Burger King.
> IANAL. TINLA.
> -- Mark
>  Of course, that's what the tobacco industry thought, too.
Well, nobody ever made any money suing poor people. "Google / Amazon /
Yahoo are already doing something like this, so if anybody gets sued,
they won't come after the corpus linguists first, not if they want to
make any money."
I think I've seen a few variants on this this advice in this vague
topic area. But like I say, it's pretty vague and I'm not sure about
the particularities of any one case.
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