Short and to the point, a new article by Brandon Butler in the ARL/CNI/SPARC's Research Library Issues http://arl.tizrapublisher.com/rli270/17 explodes "Urban Copyright Legends."
Is Fair Use always a high burden for the education community to defend? If a license is available, does that automatically negate Fair Use? If your university is relying on the Teach Act, does that trump Fair Use? (I'm horrified, by the way, that some think it does).
I like it that this article is readable, yet cites case law and other authoritative sources. That's always a trick -- to make copyright reading understandable yet not oversimplified beyond recognition.
Butler does it exceedingly well. In a sense, he creates a starter SNOPES for copyright legends that he says he sometimes wishes for.
This post is cross-posted from the Fairly Used blog at Stanford