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How to Restore Your Military Harley-Davidson

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For the record, "fair use" of copyrighted material allows you to make copies for your OWN use. The day you start distributing copies to others, you are no longer practicing "fair use" and you are breaking the law.

Second, Delta Mike, . . . It is their intellectual property as long as the copyright holds, and they deserve to be compensated fairly.


Now the dust has settled a bit I found the time to check out US Law in respect of copyright.
It turns out US Copyright Law is more or less a reproduction of British Law dating from the 16th Century.

Us Copyright Law has very similar riders to British Law in as much as: -

"In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
the nature of the copyrighted work;
the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

My purpose was non-profit educational in that I made knowledge available to members of a small sub-group of a specialist club who are keen to learn about WLCs through a private rather than a public interface.
It would be very difficult to argue that "Tech Talk" isn't a fully fledged "University" in the Socratic sense when it's main purpose is to enable the exchange of learned discussion / knowledge between students of a specialised subject.
Further I only reproduced a small part of the whole; a small part that cannot possible be considered as stand-alone since the WLC section contains little or no information in on matters that are common to both WLAs and WLCs..

I would argue that those anyone with a digital copy of the WLC section is more likely to purchase a hard copy were it available since the WLC section only contains information specific to WLCs,

Kind Regards, Mike


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