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Copyright suit pits Fair Use against unlicensed distribution

EFF IN THE NEWS
January 23, 2013

Digital civil rights groups asked a federal court in New York Friday to reject what they call an attempt by the Associated Press (AP) to restrict Fair Use of content on the Internet.

"If adopted by this or any other court, this view would sharply curtail the essential role fair use plays in facilitating online innovation and expression, restricting the use and development of services that allow users to find, organize, and share public information, services that depend on making intermediate copies, and even personal consumer uses such as time-shifting," argued a "friend of the court" brief filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Public Knowledge and the Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society.

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