Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Recalibrating the Fair Use Exception

Ryan T. Holte, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, has published "Chapter 7 - Restricting Fair Use to Save the News," in Free Speech and Copyright Law 275-319 (Audhi Vavili, ed. Amicus Books, 2010). Here is the abstract.

Ryan T. Holte in “Restricting Fair Use to Save the News: A Proposed Change in Copyright Law to Bring More Profit to News Reporting” examines the present condition of the media and the economic and public policies behind protecting news. He further discusses current means of protecting information through copyright and misappropriation law, before proposing a change in the Copyright Act to better allow the news industry to reap profits from top-caliber news reporting.

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