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E.g. no (default) fair use provision

    Compare with copyright rules:

    All countries that signed the “Berne convention” include a “fair use” clause in their copyright laws.


    • I can photocopy a paper for my own use
    • I can copy a diagram on to an overhead for a lecture

    The WIPO treaty does not include a “fair use” clause.

    • I can not cite a redshift in a lecture without getting permission
    • It does allow countries to include such a clause, but this would need to be argued on a country-by-country basis


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