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I’ve been watching episode 272 of This Week in Law and one of the guests is Sarah Pearson of Creative Commons. I hear this bit and I immediately rewound and listened again. Check it out:
So basically, if your use of a CC-licensed work would fall under Fair Use, you don’t have to follow the license! At least, not according to the folks at Creative Commons. Mind blown.
Well, I’m going to continue to follow the license in spirit every time (i.e. attribution at a minimum,) from the sounds of it I don’t have to all the time.