For a Change Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google Together for Defend Fair Use!

Aug 30, 2007 | 2,295 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google, Microsoft-backed group ready to Defend Fair Use informs Arstechnica.

Apparently, the group has introduced a web site called Defend Fair Use indicating they are determined to make this complaint last.

"The site is basically used as a way to disseminate the group's FTC complaint and drum up signatures for a petition that will be delivered to the agency later this year. For those interested in seeing examples of the allegedly abusive copyright notices that prompted the complain, the CCIA has helpfully published several on the site.

In contrast to copyright notices that take no account of fair use and claim control over "all accounts and descriptions" of a game, the CCIA offers a different copyright notice of its own. "We recognize that copyright law guarantees that you, as a member of the public, have certain legal rights," is says. "You may copy, distribute, prepare derivative works, reproduce, introduce into an electronic retrieval system, perform, and transmit portions of this publication provided that such use constitutes 'fair use' under copyright law, or is otherwise permitted by applicable law."

Defend Fair Use's motto is "stand up for your right to use the content you pay for." Companies such as Microsoft Corp, Yahoo! Inc, Google Inc, Oracle, Sun, and Red Hat all support the CCIA

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Navneet Kaushal

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