[Corpora-List] Google Books, copyrights, and corpora
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?
--- "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
> 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
> San Antonio, TX
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