Fair Use? A Poll
HLS grads Maddy Dodson and Stu Rees run a good law cartoon site, Stu’s Views. One of the cartoons they’ve created perfectly exemplifies a very popular theory of how the Delaware Corporate Law works. The cartoon is here.
Now I’d love to use the work in my corporations class, but Stu and Maddy have asserted on Stu’s Views that they have the right to license the presentation of the work for teaching purposes, at $25 a pop. By comparison, the price for a one-time presentation of the cartoon is $50, and the price to use it on this blog would have been $100.
Keep in mind that licensing the cartoon is fairly easy, but non-trivially expensive. What’s your view?