Daily Archives: April 10, 2009

AHEAD Analysis of Section 121: Chafee Amendment

AHEAD, the Association on Higher Education and Disability, has an excellent position statement on fair use and accessible texts for students with disabilities. Here is AHEAD’s analysis of Section 121 of the U.S. Copyright Act (the Chafee Amendment): In 1996, … Continue reading

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AHEAD Analysis of Section 107: Fair Use & Accessibility

AHEAD, the Association on Higher Education and Disability, has an excellent position statement on fair use and accessible texts for students with disabilities. Here is AHEAD’s analysis of Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act (Fair Use): Whether the use … Continue reading

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U.S. Copyright Act, Section 121: The Chafee Amendment

U.S. Copyright Office – Copyright Law: Chapter 1: § 121. Limitations on exclusive rights: reproduction for blind or other people with disabilities63 (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, it is not an infringement of copyright for an authorized entity … Continue reading

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U.S. Copyright Act, Section 107: Fair Use

U.S. Copyright Office – Copyright Law: Chapter 1: § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords … Continue reading

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Lessig on Fair Use in America

To me, this is the most significant, and chilling, statement in Lawrence Lessig’s Free Culture: … fair use in America simply means the right to hire a lawyer to defend your right to create. Lessig, Free Culture, p. 187

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