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Some of the materials on this web site are reproduced under the Fair Use doctrine, 17 U.S.C. §107, which reads:
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted
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specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting,
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particular case is a fair use
Some of the materials republished under the Fair Use doctrine consist of small portions of a copyrighted work, and are being used for nonprofit educational purposes. In these cases, there is no adverse effect on the potential market for or the value of the writings, inasmuch as the writings were published many years ago in a periodical that was published for one particular date. My publishing of the material does not preclude making it part of a modern anthology; in fact, my having published it might make the anthology more attractive inasmuch as it would contain more such writings. No attempt has been made to market any of the writings, to my knowledge, in recent years.
The republishing of the materials I have chosen is related to the public purpose of encouraging the free exchange of ideas in a social, political, or moral debate, and as such, serves the public interest.
To arrive at my decision to provide these materials, I relied on the following court decisions:Hustler Magazine, Inc., v. Moral Majority, Inc., 606 F.Supp. 1526 (1985)
Hustler Magazine, Inc., v. Moral Majority, Inc., 796 F.2d 1148 (9th Cir. 1986)
Maxtone-Graham v. Burtschaell, 803 F.2d 1253 (2nd Cir. 1986)
National Rifle Association of America v. Handgun Control Federation of Ohio, 15 F.3d 559 (6th Cir. 1994)
Some of the Bibles from which I have drawn verses are copyright. Aside from the issue of whether we have a right to copyright something co-authored by God and certain inspired persons who lived thousands of years ago, the use I have made of the selections also falls under the Fair Use doctrine.