News Excerpts In Web Forum Are Fair Use, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A Nevada federal judge ruled Friday that posting a short excerpt of a news article on an online forum constitutes fair use, closing the book on a copyright case originally filed by Righthaven LLC against the website Democratic Underground.

Righthaven, a holding company set up to enforce copyrights of newspapers including the Las Vegas Review-Journal, sued Democratic Underground in 2010 after one of its users posted a few sentences from a Review-Journal story about a poll in the race for U.S. Senate in Nevada, along with...
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