AW: Stealing images from the galactic gauntlet zip file?
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Sat Nov 2 12:08:18 EDT 2013
On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM, Cyril Pruszko <cypruszko at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Fair use is a descendant of the Statute of Anne of 1709, enacted by Great
> Britain. It has since existed in common law but the US first officially
> recognized it in its copyright laws.
Uhmm . . .
The Statute of Anne is a statute, not Common Law.
It modified and displaced part of the Common Law of England, but ouldn't
possibly beocme part of it.
>From the limited amount I know about 18th century legal practice here, I
presume it would have been accepted as law in the US until there was a US
statute (The Constitution explicitly accepted the existing Common Law)
Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
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