An example…

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Here’s an example of copyright in action, with the news footage of the shoe throwing incident at President George W. Bush’s press conference a couple of days ago. The original news footage is copyright, in theory, but the question is, are these

animated GIFs (via BoingBoing) derivative works in breach of copyright, or are they sufficiently transformative that they can be considered original works in their own right? Alternatively, could they be viewed as works of criticism, and exempt from copyright under Fair Use or Fair Dealing?

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One thought on “An example…

  1. reece

    great example of how the law can be bended in a positive direction

    shame the government cant wake up to todays societys technological advance on the media

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