[NetBehaviour] Is Fair Use decided by who has the most money?

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Sat Oct 11 14:57:31 CEST 2008


mark cooley wrote:

> The average citizen probably has much less of a chance getting sued for using copyrighted material. 

Their work can be removed from the internet without the need for the
expense of a lawsuit, though. There are plenty of examples of this from
YouTube.

> It's probably precisely because it is a Hollywood that the lawsuit was filed. 

Yes, but this is because there is no DMCA takedown procedure to censor
hollywood movie releases.

> Of course the film's idiotic content most likely offended Ono as well. 

This cannot be an issue for freedom of speech.

For those of us who oppose the bogus politics of Intelligent Design it's
important to recognise that the way the film company handled the release
of this film has done far more damage to their cause than it being
suppressed would have. ;-)

- Rob.

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