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Blackbird
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reply to jaykaykay

Re: EU mulls more flexible online copyright law

I think the real problem arises in what is defined as "fair use". Lately, some enforcers have taken the view that copying/using much beyond a single syllable is not fair use... and some users have taken the view that everything constitutes fair use, as long as you perhaps don't copy the punctuation in a title or something equally trivial.

As with so many similar impasses, common sense appears to be left out of the whole situation. Perhaps that's all the EU Commission is hoping for... but at the same time, common sense is so signally lacking in government agencies and commissions that whatever meets their approval will probably never pass an ordinary person's "common sense" sniff test.
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StuartMW
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I believe "common sense" is inversely proportional to the hourly rate the lawyers are being paid.
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Blackbird
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said by StuartMW:

I believe "common sense" is inversely proportional to the hourly rate the lawyers are being paid.

And given the going hourly rate for litigators in these kinds of cases, that implies a pretty low 'common sense' result... very nearly approaching zero.
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