January 20, 2011
Jeffrey S. Kravitz talks with Capital Thinking radio host Kevin O’Neill about copyright infringement. Kravitz explains the Fair Use Doctrine,which states that using something for educational reasons, modifying something or taking a small part of a quote is not copyright infringement. Transformative use is also not grounds for copyright infringement as it is taking a basic object and transforming it into a different work of art.
To avoid a legal dispute, Kravitz suggests, “If you’re going to start off with a work of art, truly make it transformative. Make it something new, different and fresh so that you’re not going to be accused of borrowing somebody’s creativity.”
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