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Fair Use, Privacy, and Commenting Policies

The 1961 Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law cites examples of activities that courts have regarded as fair use: “quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment; quotation of short passages in a scholarly or technical work, for illustration or clarification of the author’s observations; use in a parody of some of the content of the work parodied; summary of an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report; reproduction by a library of a portion of a work to replace part of a damaged copy; reproduction by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to illustrate a lesson; reproduction of a work in legislative or judicial proceedings or reports; incidental and fortuitous reproduction, in a newsreel or broadcast, of a work located in the scene of an event being reported.”

News and literary works excerpted or reproduced on this site fall into the categories listed above. Copyright holders may contact me with a takedown notice if they believe that I am infringing. If I agree I will comply. Any and all such notices will be posted.

Privacy Policy – You don’t have any. I reserve the right to reproduce all communications.

Commenting Policy – I reserve the right to moderate, delete, and edit comments.

The policies were posted specifically in response to the business plan of Righthaven Communications. All visitors to this site are advised to avoid visiting and especially to avoid excerpting or reproducing any work published by their main client Stephens Media

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