Does fair use apply to entertainment/reward?
- July 5, 2007 @ 12:34pmeye says:I recently came across this statement in a book, "Video (like everything else) is not covered under fair use for entertainment or reward." But I can think of fair use cases (Sony) which have involved uses for entertainment. Is the author confusing fair use with 110(1)?
- July 5, 2007 @ 8:18pmCOvalle says:Hard to say without knowing the specifics, but there are many cases in which fair use is indeed used in or for entertainment, most notably in the creation and sale of parodies.
What's the source?
Without context, I'd guess that they're referring to the use of some kind of entertainment video as a reward in the classroom, which probably isn't a fair use, but it will be dependent on the circumstances.
- July 10, 2007 @ 9:38amMKardick says:COvalle is correct that an entertainment video used as a reward for good behavior, test scores, etc. is not likely to be Fair Use. However, if the reward is linked to the curriculum, e.g. class reads and tests well on the novel THE OUTSIDERS then an appropriate reward would be to view the commercially made movie of the book. It goes back to the educational purpose of the viewing.
I also agree with COvalle as to without the specifics it is difficult to assess the statement to which you refer:
I recently came across this statement in a book, "Video (like everything else) is not covered under fair use for entertainment or reward."
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