Rhea Myers

Goodbye Fair Use, Hello “Customary Historic Use”?

This sounds even worse than “fair dealing”:

Big Content would like to outlaw things no one has even thought of yet

The thinking behind the term “customary historic use” is pure newspeak, a real ’talking point’. Who can argue against allowing people to keep their customary, historic privileges?

Anyone who understands that Fair Use is a dynamic, ongoing process that can react to future use rather than fossilising past allowances. That’s who.

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