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In Topic: Statement Regarding Legality of Tabs

01 October 2006 - 01:29 AM

Good morning (early), just joined because of this thread. I believe that the tabs shown on this site, if done for the sole purpose of teaching and learning are not considered as copyright infringement. See the paragraph from US Title 17, section 107 which deals with fair use. Kind of a long post, sorry, but I thought this fit.

Copyright is found in section 106 through 122 in Title 17. In another section, it states that the copyright owner object in writing to the copying or display of their material.

Hope this help.


107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use38
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 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

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;

(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

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