Japan Decides Fair Use Is A Good Thing

from the and-we-agree dept

The entertainment industry in the US has been conducting a worldwide campaign to diminish the concept of "fair use" -- even to the point of accusing other countries that have US-style fair use systems of allowing piracy. However, the campaign appears to have failed in Japan, which does not currently have a "fair use" exception in its copyright law. However, as sent in by Petrea Mitchell, Japan is now adding the concept of fair use to its copyright law, and doing so following the US's own concept of fair use. Does this mean that Japan will soon be added to the bogus watch list of foreign countries that don't respect copyright?

Filed Under: copyright, fair use, japan

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    Evil Mike, 30 May 2008 @ 7:28am


    I'm glad to see a country with a long rich history of not tearing itself apart with stupid laws is doing well in this regard.

    Then again, no surprise.

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