Fair Use Under Copyright Law Does Not Protect Websites That Copied Verbatim News Stories

This case demonstrates that the posting of verbatim articles in a forum for users to make their comments and criticisms regarding the subject matter can still be considered copyright infringement. Additionally, the defense of fair use under copyright will not be permitted to be used as an excuse for this type of behavior.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the fair defense under Copyright Law?
Who were the parties and the facts underlying the case?
What is the standard for a motion of summary judgment?
What is copyright infringement?
What did the court determine in regards to the fair use defense?

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