Monday, 19 August 2013
Does US fair use work better? Your (last) chance to have your say!
There is only ONE day left before The 1709 Blog/IPKat joint poll on open-ended US fair use defence closes. The question on which we are seeking your opinion is the following:
You can respond even if you are on holiday. Just go to The 1709 Blog home page and choose one of the following options at the top of its sidebar:
a) Absolutely! Fair use is the only option to ensure fair balance of interests between rightholders and users;
b) Indeed it does: fair use unduly limits the rights of rightholders;
c) Sometimes: fair use is especially useful when it comes to new technologies and problems;
d) Not greatly: in terms of concrete outcomes, fair use is not that different from closed systems of exceptions and limitations.