Google-Oracle High Court Fight Threatens Fair Use Ecosystem

Law360 (November 22, 2019, 3:24 PM EST) -- The arc of fair use may have been long, but in the last few decades it has bent decisively toward information justice. Those of us who rely on fair use every day (which is all of us) have got a very good thing going. That's why I am worried about the U.S. Supreme Court's taking the Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc. case: The current situation is quite good, and any change could easily be for the worse.

Section 107 of the Copyright Act, the statutory home of fair use, states that “the fair use of a copyrighted work ... is...

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