[Corpora-List] Google Books, copyrights, and corpora

Delip Rao deliprao at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 15 19:52:02 CEST 2006



>>Presumably, the difference would be that the court

>>will have found that Google's snippets could be

>>pasted back together by the user so as to

>>reconstruct significant portions of the copyrighted

>>work, and that that was not fair use.


So this is construed as a copyright violation by the
user or by Google?

- delip

--- "Mark P. Line" <mark at polymathix.com> wrote:


> Jean-Phi wrote:

> > I'm not a legal expert, but if Google loses the

> case and is prevented

> > from displaying, for free, a snippet of a few

> sentences from a

> > copyrighted book, then I wonder about the

> consequences on things like

> > simply citing a book's paragraph: what's the

> difference between a

> > Google's snippet, and the paragraph I cite in my

> paper, in my book, on

> > on my web site, to refer truthfully to the

> original author's words?

>

> Presumably, the difference would be that the court

> will have found that

> Google's snippets could be pasted back together by

> the user so as to

> reconstruct significant portions of the copyrighted

> work, and that that

> was not fair use. Clearly, no such claim could be

> made about a single

> cited paragraphs in an academic work.

>

>

> > Will I be expected to pay copyright fees for every

> citation?

>

> If case law happened to move in that direction, you

> might be expected to

> pay royalties for any use -- regardless of how the

> Google thing goes down.

> I'd be surprised if it did, though, since I don't

> see any signs that

> they're going to wax that draconian even with

> recorded music.

>

>

> IANAL. TINLA.

>

> -- Mark

>

> Mark P. Line

> Polymathix

> San Antonio, TX

>

>

>



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