rish3 - 3:30 pm on Dec 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
copyright law is what it is, not what you might want it to be.
Some of us aren't talking about content that originated in the public domain...we're talking about content that is wholly original.
In the same vein, "Fair Use" is what it is, and not what you want it to be. Straight from the copyright office:
Section 107 also sets out four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair.
The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of 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
-The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work
At some point, G will "knowledge graph" somebody with deep pockets, and this will get settled.