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Craft v. Kobler, 667 F. Supp. 120 (1987) p.645


fair use


Craft had written a biography of Stravinsky. Craft tried to use his own ideas of Stravinsky in the book.


Whether the use of the portions of Stravinsky's copyrighted works was fair use.


Cannot copy another person's work simply to give your own work more credibility.


The use of Stravinsky's work was not necessary and not fair use.


The author here could have used his own words just as effectively. There was no need to use Stravinsky's words. The defendant took more quotations and paraphrases from published works by Stravinsky and Craft than were necessary to the task of writing a critical biography.

Created on: Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 19:30:27 (PDT)

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