How 'Playing It Safe' Cripples Fair Use
from the limping-layer-of-pointlessness dept
This is about how over-budgeted media productions historically paid to license things they didn’t need to license, just because they had tons of money and their lawyers preferred to “play it safe” rather than claim Fair Use, which is how Fair Use became the weak pathetic limping layer of pointlessness it is today.
…and this is what inevitably happens when you regularly pay people not to punch you...
...and this is why "playing it safe" compounds the problem.