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To: SpyGuy
Of course, the real underlying question here is, would Corbis be going after us for posting pictures of Kerry if we were supporting his candidacy?

That is a fair question, but -- in terms of the legal situation -- irrelevant to the matter at hand.

Linking to a copyrighted image is not copyright infringement. Hosting a copy of a copyrighted image that is not utilized under the Fair Use exemption of 17 United States Code 107 is. Thus, even in such a case, it is not Free Republic that is violating copyright; it is the site that hosts said image.

I believe Corbis is using the threat of legal action when they know full well they have no leg on which to stand in any court of law.

19 posted on 04/16/2004 2:33:20 PM PDT by Prime Choice (Leftists claim Bush is a terrorist. So why aren't they trying to appease him?)
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To: Prime Choice
Having no leg to stand on in a court of law matters little when one side has vast resources and the other does not.
66 posted on 04/17/2004 4:45:15 AM PDT by I_dmc
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