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Report 1: Updating Fair use for Innovators and Creators in the Digital Age: Two Targeted Reforms


Type: Clinical Project
Year: 2010

This Report is one of a series related to the Copyright Reform Act, a project created on behalf of Public Knowledge as a client of the Stanford Cyberlaw Clinic and the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law.

In Parts I, II, and III of this first installment of our Report series, we discuss the critical role fair use plays in copyright’s balance between granting exclusive rights to creators and ensuring public benefits; how fair use has changed over time in order to accommodate new technologies and social changes; and where its limitations create roadblocks to innovation and creativity. In Part IV, we propose two limited reforms.

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