[clug] Testing RTSP Streams [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Roppola, Antti - BRS Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Tue Nov 13 06:41:28 GMT 2007

Paul Wayper wrote:

> That's wonderful, but I cannot accept the conditions of use.  One of
them is:
>> The material shall not be used for:
>>     * the purpose of satire or ridicule;

> And, to me, censoring the media in that way is unacceptable.  I'd also

> be interested in whether it's actually legal, although I know that we 
> in Australia aren't graced with the same 'fair use' rights that 
> USAdians have.  Is material published by the Government covered by the
same 'public use' rights that exist in the USA?


} Fair dealing for parody or satire
} You can now use copyright material for the purposes of parody and
satire, provided your use is "fair".

<< snip some commentary on the deficiencies of the defintions of fair
dealing >>

So I suppose it depends on whether accepting a EULA to access the
service has precedence over any rights for fair dealing you might have
under Copyright.

For example, I'd assume you can't use satire as an excuse to disclose
information that might have been provided to you confidentially (a case
in which contractual obligations would have precedence over satire). I
suspect this is is a real lawyer question about how the Copyright Act
and this agreement might interact.


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