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Looming EU copyright rules – tackling Google news article scraping, installing upload filters – under fire from all sides

Nick Kew Silver badge

Fair Use

Genuine question regarding Google's use of short excerpts from newspaper stories.

Whatever happened to "Fair Use"? Quoting a short excerpt from a copyrighted work has always been fair game. And when I search news, what I see at Google seems to me entirely fair use: a sentence or two quoted help me judge which particular links on a results page I'll click through to read the full story.

The real issue seems to me the obstacles many of the newspapers then put in my way when I click through. I wonder if the real grievance isn't that so many people just decline to jump through their hoops and go elsewhere?

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