NAACP wants Robert E. Lee portrait removed – Lee County Florida

 

August 14, 2013 Lee County Florida (WINKSTV) – Pendergrass, who said Monday he didn’t have a position on the removal of Lee’s portrait, said after the commission meeting was concluded that he could not see that happening.

Pendergrass added he has received an overwhelming support from the community for the county to keep the portrait in place.

Nobody from the NAACP spoke at Tuesday’s meeting. Local President James Muwakill on Monday said his group would meet with the state NAACP before moving ahead with what kind of protests.

Shellie Weber, 83, second vice president for the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, said that though her group tries to keep a low profile, talk of having the portrait removed was enough to motivate them to come out.

“When it comes to something that we feel that we own, our heritage, we have to come forward and say something,” she said. Weber added if the NAACP stages a boycott, then her the organization will support the county.

“We will be there to enforce our opinion,” she said. “We will do everything in our power to keep (the portrait) there.”

Weber, Fyock and others stressed the portrait was not an issue of racism. “The war was not about slavery,” Weber said.

Added Fyock: “The portrait is there to honor the county that’s named for him.”

17 U.S.C. § 107

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. 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.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s