New York Law Journal "Fair Use or Foul? Second Circuit Examines Play's Use of 'Who'
The purpose of copyright law, according to the U.S. Constitution, is to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts," by granting authors the exclusive right to control their works "for limited Times." Over the years, with successive amendments of the Copyright Act, that"limited time" has grown longer and longer, and the scope of exclusive control has increased. But the Copyright Act has also evolved certain exceptions that permit courts to avoid applying it rigidly when