How to talk about copyright?


Copyright is a rule, fair use is an exception


Creates an impression that all kinds of copying are restricted

Creates the impression that rights of copyright owners are the only ones that need to be addressed as opposed to users’ rights


We do not have much choice in this area anyway

Make a point that monopolistic copyright should always be balanced by extensive set of users’ rights in fair use or fair dealing and do not have absolute nature

Make a point that copyright is a market regulation, a time-limited monopoly, and not a moral absolute

Make a point copyright is an exception and public domain is a rule