Happy 1709 readers in Washington, D.C. – and unhappy ones in need of a little pick-me-up – can get a special preview of the book Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright by Patrica Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi. A reception for the book will be held at Washington College of Law this coming Tuesday.
Where: 6th floor student lounge, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Av., NW
When: 16:30, Tuesday, September 13th
Books: On sale for $10
Fair and fun: “Good food, fair use-friendly music, and friends”
RSVP: klbieze [@] gmail.com
More on Reclaiming Fair Use here: http://centerforsocialmedia.org/reclaiming
There was never any balance in copyright to begin with. The myth that one can balance this inegalitarian privilege's annulling of the individual's right to copy with the individual's right to copy should be risible, rather than embraced by reformists as salvation from copyright's clear and present iniquity.
'Fair use' is the vestige of an individual's right to copy that a judge sees fit to tolerate contrary to the copyright holder's litigation otherwise. Its use will recede as abolition advances.
Never mind. The world of people and the rights they were born with shall prevail, and soon render Queen Anne's statute a legislative anomaly recorded for posterity (one that legislators will inevitably fail to learn from and repeat).
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