[linux-elitists] Webspam and fair use

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Thu Nov 16 11:36:02 PST 2006

I'm thinking that the same 1-paragraph quote that
would be fair use if embedded in a review or blog
entry commenting on it would not be fair use if
automatically harvested for webspam and mashed into
a page of similar-sized chunks of text from other


Transformative: no

Nature of the Work: ?

Amount and substantiality: could go either way

Effect on the market: A bunch of crap combined into a
spam page is not a substitute for any of the original
pages, but the spam page could make it harder for
some search engine users to find the original work.

Don Marti                    

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