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The stuff about the "fair use" exemption made me think of the Gowers Review, which included quite a lot of stuff about fair use/fair dealing. Have a look at paragraphs 4.68 to 4.90 here:


Google were whinging about this then:

'Google explain in their response to the Call for Evidence: “The existence of a general fair use exception that can adapt to new technical environments may explain why the search engines first developed in the USA, where users were able to rely on flexible copyright exceptions, and not in the UK, where such uses would have been considered infringement”.'

I wonder what another review will find ...

Emil A. Georgiev

We all should welcome Cameron's approach and support it in order to achieve a new regulation on European level.

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