Google’s Library and Books Projects involve the digitization of complete copies of millions of print books without the authors’ or copyright owners’ permission. Google’s platform allows the public to search digital copies of the books and displays both titles and snippets of the works in the search results. On Friday, the Second Circuit Court of
In this third and final blog of our series on social media promotion we are looking at use of content posted by others, particularly in the context of “linking” and “framing.”
“Linking” is a well-known method of providing an Internet user with the ability to jump from one site or page to another via hyperlink. The link may redirect the user to content posted by others with no connection to the host site. “Framing” is similar to linking but the user views the third-party content in a window or “frame” on the host site. This distinction may be significant because without redirection the user may be unaware that the framed content is being generated by a third party.
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On June 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that the creation of a full-text searchable database of protected works constitutes fair use where: (i) the use of the database is limited to searching for terms contained in the works; or (ii) access to the full text of the works is limited to…
The unauthorized use of copyrighted material may, under certain circumstances, be permissible under copyright’s “fair use” doctrine. Fair use has been described as “the most troublesome [doctrine] in the whole of copyright” in that “courts are left with almost complete discretion in determining whether any given [fair use] factor is present in any particular use.” …