Friday, July 22, 2011

Copyright vs Fair Use Law

Though the images, which I have myself largely scanned from my personal collection of photographs and ephemera, some are subject to © by the artist, syndicate that distributed them or otherwise the individual artists. The use here is regardless covered by the U.S. fair use laws because:
1. The image illustrates an educational article; its inclusion in the article adds significantly to understanding the text because it is a historical sample of the art covered in the critical commentary, and shows use of an innovative style. Therefore the image substantially improves the educational value of the article.
2. The image is used as the primary means of visual identification of the article topic, which directly concerns a visual artist, and is indicative of the style for which hethe artists are renowned.
3. Images are of lower resolution than the original. The image is not used here for profit.
4. It is not in any way replaceable with an uncopyrighted or freely copyrighted image pertinent to the work referenced in the article
So there. If you got a problem with my using copyright photos, refer to #3, and that old phrase, "Home of the brave" cause I just don't give a

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