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Johnny Cochrane

These pages and materials are intended for educational use. They aim to serve the pedagogical and research purposes of myself, my students, and other students and philosophers. As such, reproduction of copyrighted images and text on these pages may be deemed to fall under the "fair use" provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act (below). 



Sect. 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: fair use

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A [17 USCS Sect. 106], Sect. 106A] 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of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include-- The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made

[Amended 10/24/92 by Pub. L. No. 102-492 which added this last sentence to § 107.
Note to Browsers

Use of these works for other than educational purposes (especially commerical use) or use of more substantial portions than herein may require licensing from the copyright holders. Generally, with the movie stills, the rights reside with the production companies; or if not this would be a good place to start your "title search." Rights to unpublished textual works generally reside with their authors. Generally, with published textual works rights reside with the publisher; or again, if not, this would be a good place to start your search. The Copyright Clearance Center may also be helpful in this connection.

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Note to Copyright Holders

It is not my intent to adversely affect the potential market for or value of your copyrighted work(s); and I have tried to provide links to you or to vendors of your works in the hope, perhaps, even, of advantageously affecting their potential market and commercial value. Nevertheless, I recognize that opinions may differ as to what constitutes fair use. In the words of the U.S. House of Representatives report on the copyright statute (H.R. Rep. No. 94-1476, pp. 65-74), "the endless variety of situations and combinations of circumstances that can rise in particular cases precludes the formulation of exact rules in the statute" -- "especially during a period of rapid technological change." Again, in the words of the same report, "since the [fair use] doctrine is an equitable rule of reason, no generally applicable definition is possible, and each case raising the question must be decided on its own facts." If you deem my use to have adverse effects on the market for or value of your copyrighted work, or to otherwise infringe on your copyrights, I will honor your opinion and, upon notification, cease such use as you deem unfair.

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