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Monday, January 08, 2018

Law and Crime: For those not wanting to pay the $18 for a hardcover version of Michael Wolff's new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, or the $14 dollars for the Kindle version, don't be tempted by WikiLeaks' tweet with the full PDF version of the book. Law&Crime consulted several copyright legal experts who all agree that the tweet amounts to copyright infringement, and anyone who downloads the book could be held liable too. ... "There's no question that this is copyright infringement," University at Buffalo School of Law Professor Mark Bartholomew explained to Law&Crime. "Sometimes you can make an argument that alternative uses of an author's work amount to 'fair use.' But no fair use defense would apply here."





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#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-01-07 09:45 PM | Reply

Good. Was looking for a way to be trendy and read it, but not pay for the 'experience' of doing so.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-07 10:22 PM | Reply

Russia is doing what it can to prevent further books like this from being published by damaging the publisher economically.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-07 10:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump said he loves Wikileaks.

#4 | Posted by rosemountbomber at 2018-01-08 10:01 AM | Reply

Wiki is trying to steal money from the pockets of the author and publisher.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-08 02:17 PM | Reply

#5 And there is no way you will buy it if you can get it free, admit it.

#6 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-01-08 03:10 PM | Reply

Wait. Wikileaks did something ethically questionable? I'm shocked.

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-01-08 03:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"#5 And there is no way you will buy it if you can get it free, admit it."

And now I feel obligated to buy a copy.....or two.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-08 03:23 PM | Reply

But PLEASE, conservaturds, remind me how Wikileaks was in the tank for Clinton.

#9 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-01-08 03:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

-------- is trying to get even further into the good graces of Gropenfuhrer and Putin.

#10 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2018-01-08 03:43 PM | Reply



Good for you, TOR

That's very empathetic of you. Mr. Bannon is going to need all the nickels and dimes he can scrape together now that his future in Screw You, Inc. looks rather dim. We wouldn't want him to start dumpster diving due to lack of the finer necessities in life ~ like a wardrobe for example.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-08 04:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wikileaks has repeatedly proven it's self a hostile intelligence agency aligned with Russia and other dictatorships.

It's actions are clearly designed to economically damage the author, publisher etc. in order to prevent the further publishing of such works.

We must make this common knowledge in order to shore up the moral fortitude of those who'd be tempted to download the book.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-08 04:11 PM | Reply


I'll do my part. I plan to borrow the book from my neighbor and copy it off on my laser printer. - LOL

I don't think it's going to turn into a collectors' item ~ at least not for another 100 years.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-08 06:12 PM | Reply

All books and newspapers should be absolutely free. The only reason they are not is because of those evil corporations. I applaud Wiki-leaks and Mr. Assaunge's attempt to create social justice by giving free books to all.


#14 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-01-08 08:50 PM | Reply

If we who hate Trump all buy a copy we will encourage others to investigate the SOB no matter the risks.

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-08 10:04 PM | Reply

"Wikileaks has repeatedly proven it's self a hostile intelligence agency aligned with Russia and other dictatorships."

If that's the case, what is stopping them from "editing or changing the content" for their benefit?

#16 | Posted by bat4255 at 2018-01-09 07:00 AM | Reply

I downloaded a copy.

Intellectual property and copy rights are theft of our shared culture. Information wants to be free.

#17 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-09 01:39 PM | Reply

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