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  •  Rules are not hard and fast, but the most (12+ / 0-)

    important considerations have been

    a) commercial use v. non-commercial use.  Political ads would be non-commercial.

    b) the effect that the copier's use has on the copyright owner's ability to exploit his or her original work.  Identifying Faux Noise as a "news" source (as funny as that might be) enhances rather than detracts from their ability to exploit the news.  All the clips in this video clearly identify the sources.

    Another consideration is the amount of the copyrighted material used.  For example, a general rule-of-thumb for print is not to quote more than three paragraphs.  Use of 3-second clips from 3 to 5 minute news reports would also not be (IMHO) substantial use.

    Every case seems to be different.  YouTube has taken down political videos when copyright owners complain, but often puts them back up after appeal.  I don't remember the name but there was a recent case of video being restored.

    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Chris Christie, Antonin Scalia, or Scotty Walker (pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

    by Eman on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 04:42:28 PM PDT

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