Copyright issues - Fair Use

There has been a big issue, as you all may see in my blog's comments, regarding copyright of the SL Model's printscreens I uploaded here.

Very well, let's be clear what copyright protection is all about:

basicly, in general, copyright protection is supposed to protect authors from illegal copies, that may be used commercially and gain economical profit from someone else's work - whatever it may be, music, art, any kind of intellectual proterty, including text. Also the illegal copies that will affect in any way the original market value of the author's product. This is the basic idea of copyright protection.

DMCA is itself a version of the Copyright Law of the United States of America, applied to digital work - meaning webcontents.

According to article 107 of the Copyright Law of the Unites States of America, I'm not in copyright infringement ( and this also applies to DMCA).


107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include —

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;

(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.


After careful consideration of the Law, and also respecting blackLiquid's request to remove her photographs, I will remove the author's images and keep the essencial of my review.

Let's stick to the subject in question and not diverge into other issues that may distract everybody from the point I wanted to make.

I'm a blog author, I state my own opinions here, I do not insult anyone, nor do I instigate violence of any kind. However, I'm entitled to state my opinions freely. Everybody is free to read it or not. Everybody is free to agree or disagree with my opinions.

It's my prerrogative to filter the comments made in my blog. I have only one filter, as I have said: be polite and your comments are allowed.

One last note: no more comments about copyright infringement will be allowed. The review I wrote was about a SL Model and her attitudes.

Much appreciated for all your comments.

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