Stanford's Fair Use Project to Defend Expelled against Yoko Ono's Lawsuit
According to a press release just issued, the Fair Use Project of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society has announced that it will defend Premise Media's use in Expelled of a clip from John Lennon's song "Imagine." Yoko Ono, EMI and Columbia have all filed suit against Premise, which has claimed they used the clip under the fair use doctrine.
"The right to quote from copyrighted works in order to criticize them and discuss the views they may represent lies at the heart of the fair use doctrine," said Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project. "These rights are under attack here, and we plan to defend them."You might want to get out and see the film this weekend before some wacky judge slaps an injunction on it.