To continue the copyright discuss we had at the Potluck. I’ll post the following from research.
The first question is whether the item in question has any financial value, is it worth anything on the market. I recently received a note from a UT friend, who responded (copyright infringement) she referenced US Title 17, chapter 1: article 106 (below).
“Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecord or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
(1)the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
(2)the nature of the copyrighted work;
(3)the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4)the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
I have asked wordpress.com for any references or info they may have. I will still honor request as best I can.
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