Saturday, October 17, 2015

2nd Circuit Court Leaves Authors High and Dry


More news from the Authors Guild for those of you interested in what's happening with author's rights. . .

Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in Authors Guild v. Google. “The Authors Guild is disappointed that the Court has failed to reverse the District Court’s flawed interpretation of the fair use doctrine,” said Mary Rasenberger, Executive Director of the Authors Guild in New York. “America owes its thriving literary culture to copyright protection. It is because of that success that today we take copyright incentives for granted, and that courts as respected as the Second Circuit are unable to see the damaging effect that uses such as Google’s will have on authors’ potential income. 

"Most full-time authors live on the edge of being able to keep writing as a profession, as our recent income survey showed; a loss of licensing revenue can tip the balance, particularly in this era when advances and royalties for most authors are down. We are very disheartened that the court was unable to understand the grave impact that this decision, if left standing, could have on copyright incentives and, ultimately, our literary heritage. We trust that the Supreme Court will see fit to correct the Second Circuit’s reduction of fair use to a one-factor test—whether the use is, in the court’s eye, ‘transformative.’”


1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...

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Who speaks the absolute truth? Does the Methodist Church speak the absolute truth, does the Roman Catholic denomination teach the absolute truth, the Baptist Church, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Mormons, the Seventh-day Adventists, the Lutherans. Which church speaks God's absolute truth?

God the Father spoke the truth through Jesus and His apostles. God did speak the absolute truth through hundreds of church denominations, all of them teaching different doctrines.

John 14:24-26 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me. 25 "These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.(NASB)

God's word came through Jesus and the apostles. The Holy Spirit taught the apostles "all things." The Bible has all the things the world need to know about God and His salvation.

The so-called Christian denominations are not receiving new truth from God.

John 12:48 He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. (NASB)

Men will be judged by the words of Jesus. No man will be judged by the words of any preacher, priest, nor king. No man will be judged by the words of a church creed book, a statement of faith, denominational doctrine, or man's opinion. No person will be judged according to so-called modern revelation from God. The New Testament Scriptures were completed in the first century.

John 12:49-50 For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what speak. 50 I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak. I speak just as the Father has told Me."(NASB)

God the Father told Jesus what say. Jesus said: "Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved...(NASB)

If God the Father told Jesus what to say, then who told men to say water baptism is not essential for salvation?

Who told men to say water baptism is simply a testimony of faith?

Who told men to say that you are saved by, "faith only," and then you are baptized into the denomination of your choice.

Who told men that those who have believed are already saved, and water baptism is simply an act of obedience?

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