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Submission + - Is "fair use" unfair to humans? (wired.com)

An anonymous reader writes: This article in Wired advances the idea that humans are losing the battle against machines because the fair use laws are tilted against it. The writer wanted to include photos in his book but the licensing fees were too high. The aggregators, though, like Google are building their own content by scraping all of the photos they can find. If anyone complains, they just say, "Fill out a DMCA form." Can humans compete against the machines? Should humans be able to use the DMCA to avoid copyright fees too? Should web sites be able to shrug and say, "Hey, we just scraped it?"
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Is "fair use" unfair to humans?

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