copyright question

A. Joseph Ross
Sat Mar 27 00:24:01 EDT 2010

On 26 Mar 2010 at 2:03, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> Most of these tribute sites are non-commercial, and republish material
> which itself has no commercial value; this both improves the site
> maintainer's chances of winning the fair-use balancing test, and
> limits the available remedies should a case ever get to court.  If
> you're publishing a book or magazine, you're engaging in commercial
> activity so you don't get the benefits that private non-commercial
> republishers do.

Some sites may actually have permission.  For example, I have it on 
good authority that the International Jack Benny Fan Club operates with the approval of Jack Benny's 

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