Fair Use Doesn't Need Congressional Fix, House Panel Hears

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 5:37 PM EST) -- Copyright experts testifying before a House panel Tuesday voiced varying opinions on the fair use doctrine and the increasing importance of the so-called transformative use test, but generally agreed that Congress doesn't need to make major legislative alterations to the doctrine.

As part of its broader look at a possible overhaul of the Copyright Act, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet was weighing the proper scope of fair use, a section of copyright that's grabbed headlines in recent months after major...
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