Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright, Second Edition Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi

University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2018, 240 pp, Softcover, $21.00, ISBN 9780226374192
  • Bert P. KragesIIEmail author
Book Review

The fair use doctrine is a critical part of copyright law in the United States because it ameliorates the harshest aspects of copyright law and facilitates various socially-desirable uses of works for purposes such as criticism, commentary, and research. Despite its importance, the fair use doctrine is often misunderstood by both copyright holders and those who wish to use copyright-protected works without permission. In this regard, the strongest parts of the second edition of Reclaiming Fair Useare the scholarly approach in which the authors describe the history and development of fair use and the discussions about the role of codes of best practices in helping communities such as documentary film makers understand how to apply the doctrine. This book will be invaluable to those organizations and institutions who wish to develop codes of best practices. Another good feature of the book is the sidebars that present scenarios in which the reader is encouraged to determine whether the...


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  1. 1.Attorney at LawPortlandUSA

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