AHP Webinar: What Does “Fair Use” Really Mean?

Presented: August 31, 2018

Guest Speaker: Milton C. Toby, Attorney and Author

Host: Jeremy McGovern, AHP Vice President

Producer: Chad Mendell

Presented by American Horse Publications

Section 107 of the Copyright statute makes it clear that a “fair use” of protected material is not an infringement of the owner’s copyright. That’s good news because it creates a defense to an infringement lawsuit, but there’s a problem. The statute never defines what constitutes a “fair use.” Instead, “fair use” is determined on a case-by-case basis by the courts and you might not know whether your use was “fair” until the case winds up in court. Attorney and award-winning author Milt Toby explores the factors that courts use to determine what “fair use” really means.

About the Guest Speaker

MILTON C. TOBY is president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the country’s largest organization dedicated to freelance writers. He won the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award for Dancer’s Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby, and two American Horse Publications Editorial Awards for Dancer’s Image and for Noor: A Champion Thoroughbred’s Unlikely Journey from California to Kentucky.

A frequent speaker on legal issues and the publishing industry, Toby lives in Central Kentucky with his wife, equine veterinarian Roberta Dwyer; a Dalmatian; and a Doberman. Milt’s next book, Taking Shergar: Thoroughbred Racing’s Most Famous Cold Case, was released in 2018.

Toby presented two sessions on media law at the 2018 AHP Equine Media Conference in Hunt Valley, MD.