Reply to post: Re: Fair Use

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

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: Fair Use

"Fair Use" was/is intended to allow the use of quoting sections of copyright works as part of a further work. It may be stretching things to call a Google search page consisting entirely of quoted sections of copyrighted works as a further work since there is no original content, analysis or comment on the quoted copyright sections. In fact, this is probably one of the fixes that is needed. A new and slightly wider definition of "fair use" to allow search engines to legally do exactly this, maybe with limits on how much can be quoted, eg headline + 20 words or something of that order.

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