Google's $2 million Stanford 'fair use' underwriting
Google forges ahead in its mission to codify its 'right' to perpetuate a $150 billion market cap business model based on selling ads against content it has not compensated IP owners for and that it has no explicit legal right to use commercially.
Google forges ahead in its misssion to codify its "right" to perpetuate a $150 billion market cap business model based on selling ads against content it has not compensated IP owners for and that it has no explicit legal right to exploit commercially.
Google has funded, to the tune of $2 million, Stanford University's Center for Internet and Society to "change the way content owners approach fair use issues." Stanford:
The Stanford Center for Internet and Society's "Fair Use Project" ("the FUP") was founded in 2006 with a substantial donation from Google, Inc. Its purpose is to provide legal support to a range of projects designed to clarify, and extend, the boundaries of "fair use" in order to enhance creative freedom.
The FUP represents filmmakers, musicians, artists, writers, scholars and other content creators in a range of disputes that raise important questions concerning fair use and the limits of intellectual property rights...
it will level the playing filed by preventing IP owners from using the threat of big legal fees to force settlement involving the revision or withdrawal of creative works.