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Re: Brief update about software freedom and artificial intelligence

On Fri, 2023-02-24 at 11:37 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

> As a general principle, as a free software advocate, I approve of an
> expansive definition of fair use and believe that far more uses of
> copyrighted material should be fair use than are normally considered fair
> use today.  Expansive definitions of fair use are a key legal component to
> enabling reverse engineering and compatible replacement of non-free
> software with free software, for example.

I note that fair use isn't a worldwide concept and other parts of the
world have the more varied and restricted concept of "fair dealing".


So, as much as possible, we should try not to rely on fair use.



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