Thursday, June 6, 2013
Wants to Excerpt News Articles
the public domain. However, your excerpts from these news articles will likely qualify as a fair use (click for some examples), provided you keep them short -- for example, 50 to 100 words. In that way, your use appears to fit within fair use guidelines as a "transformative" and excerpted use of nonfiction text for purposes of commentary. We provide our usual caveat when it comes to fair use -- the final word in any fair use dispute is a court, so there are no guarantees (as demonstrated in this recent case). And also, let's not forget how strange some companies can be in their pursuit of copyright "justice".