The Tyranny Of Copyright: How A Once-Humble Legal Issue Has Tormented A Generation Of Speech
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The Tyranny Of Copyright: How A Once-Humble Legal Issue Has Tormented A Generation Of Speech

from the oh-come-on dept Scott Burroughs, one half of the named partners at the law firm Doniger Burroughs, seems to want to build up a reputation as one of the go to voices for pushing the most absurd copyright theories out there. You may recall Doniger Burroughs as the law firm that, representing Playboy, sued BoingBoing for linking to images, making an argument that was so absurd that a court completely tossed it in just about three months (which is crazy fast). Of course, as we noted , Doniger Burroughs after years of copyright trolling clothing designs appeared to be branching out into more traditional copyright trolling. As part of that, Burroughs has been publishing complete and utter nonsense in a regular column over at Above The Law. Recently, he decided to do a bizarre attack on "fair use" in which he conveniently leaves out a few important facts in order to suggest that fair use has gone too far and needs to be pared back. He entitled the series, "The Tyranny of Fair Use" with the first part purporting to explain "How A Once-Humble Copyright Doctrine Tormented A Generation Of Litigants," and the second part unfairly tarnishing the […]

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