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1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes.

Courts typically focus on whether the use is “transformative.” That is, whether it adds new expression or meaning to the original, or whether it merely copies from the original.

2. The nature of the copyrighted work

Using material from primarily factual works is more likely to be fair than using purely fictional works.

3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole

Borrowing small bits of material from an original work is more likely to be considered fair use than borrowing large portions. However, even a small taking may weigh against fair use in some situations if it constitutes the “heart” of the work.

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U.S. Court: Bloggers Are Journalists - The Atlantic


Jan 21, 2014 · One of the great questions of our time came closer to resolution last week, when a federal court ruled that bloggers are journalists—at least when it comes to their First Amendment rights. The...



Jan 20, 2014 · GRANTS PASSOre. (AP) -- federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation: If …



The court ruled that a Minnesota law targeting publishers of malicious or scandalous newspapers violated the First Amendment (as applied through the Fourteenth Amendment). Branzburg v. Hayes. Freedom of the press was described in 1972's Branzburg v. Hayes as "a fundamental personal right", not confined to newspapers and periodicals.



Bloggers first amendment rights are confirmed by another court. A blogger is to be treated the same as journalists in defamation suits over public issues. Another court has determined that you don't have to be part of the traditional media to be entitled to First Amendment protections.



The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of the Times. In dissent, Chief Justice Warren Burger noted that the "imperative of a free and unfettered press comes into collision with another imperative, the effective functioning of a complex, modern government."



Similarly, California appeals court also ruled in favor of a website as a legitimate news entity in O’Grady v. Superior Court in 2006. The case is one of the few state decisions extending shield law protections to new media, namely bloggers.



Aug 21, 2018 · American free press ideals can be traced back to Cato’s Letters, a collection of essays criticizing the British political system that were published widely across pre-Revolutionary America.


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         CONTRIBUTORS                                      CONSULTANTS      
Greg Franklin, Haven Ave.                 Don Weaver, Harris Ave.
Loren Penman, Wesley Ave.               Doug Wilson, Thompson Ave.
Nancy Cully, Fillmore Ave.                 Roger Covell, Genesee Ave.
Julie Hoffner, Ames Ave.                   Ken Hennig, Fillmore Ave.
Sharon Pratt, Lakeview Ave.              Jill Lapp Knitter, Thompson Ave.
Bob Cook, Embury Ave.                      Kris Schultz, Lakeview Ave.
Glynne Schultz, Lakeview Ave.           Lisa Schiske, Genesee Ave.
Frederick Schuknecht, Lakeview Ave. Carol Hopper Connolly, Ames Ave.
Robert N. Sellar, Fillmore Ave.           Margaret Matthews, Hamline Ave.
                                                         Diane Wegjen, Fillmore Ave.
                                                         Esther Schuknecht, Lakeview Ave.

The Reverend Gregory A. Franklin, B.S. in Humanities; M.Div. in Theology, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity [Graduate] School; Diploma equivalent A.A.S. from Bryant & Stratton Business College in Business Administration and Office Management.

Mr. Franklin's first occupation was in newspaper production and distribution. He served two years in the U.S. Army, one year at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and one year at Engineer Hill, Pleiku, Vietnam. The next four years were spent in the inactive Reserve which rounded out his Draft and active duty requirements. During this time he was employed in newspaper publishing.

Mr. Franklin was married for 13 years and is the devoted father of one boy and three girls. He and his son went to serve as an Associate at Hamburg United Methodist Church at Hamburg, NY, in 1985 where his son attended and graduated from Hamburg Central High School. 

Mr. Franklin is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton Business College (1967) but returned to school in 1977 for his B.S. and Masters degrees so he would be well trained and prepared for the United Methodist ministry into which he was first ordained in 1983. He served as a student pastor from 1978 through June of 1985.  Rev. Franklin retired from the United Methodist Ministry for health reasons November 1, 2009.

Rev. Franklin volunteered as an Army National Guard Chaplain and was commissioned a First Lieutenant appointed in 1978 and served through his U.S. Army Reserve Retirement in 1994. He is a graduate of the U.S. Officers Training School in New Jersey.

Rev. Franklin was elected by the WNY Annual Conference and began serving as a Trustee in the Silver Lake Institute in the Spring of 2007. He was appointed to serve as the SLI Chaplain from 2008-2018.  He was elected SLI Treasurer in 2008 and served through 2013.

Rev. Franklin served on the SLI Legal Committee during the three years the Silver Lake Institute's was negotiating a legal separation from the United Methodist Church. That was completed in February, 2013.

While serving as SLI Chaplain, Rev. Franklin incorporated inspirational writings for each week during the summer season for the former Worship Service, became known as Inspirational Speakers Series, now officially known as Spiritual Life Committee. He coordinated all readings, guest speakers, music and musicians, as much as was possible for an uplifting hour each week. He introduced, in consensus with the Inspirational Speakers Committee (formerly Worship Committee), the Season-Opening Service held outdoors at the Dock followed by a "Hot Dog Fellowship." 

The second year, in consensus with the Committee, he added a Season-Closing Service also held on the Dock with a Hot Dog Fellowship. Eventually Stoody Hall was added to the summer schedule and on the 100th Anniversary of end of service for the huge Auditorium, he, in consensus with the Committee, arranged for a tent to stand near the location of the old auditorium, and planned a special "under the tent" service which concluded with the Warsaw Barbershop Chorus. He expanded, with the consensus of the Committee, the old traditional Memorial Service into a Lake-Wide experience which has grown in popularity.

Although fully retired from all paid responsibilities, Rev. Franklin continues to serve on the Spiritual Life Committee and also serves on the Long Range Planning Committee. He regularly attends SLI Board meetings in order to accurately report on their work in the Daily Newsletter with the exception of meetings closed because of the 2020 Pandemic.

Rev. Franklin moved onto the grounds of the Silver Lake Institute October 1, 2015, and enjoys the Institute community and its many seasonal activities. He continues to Edit and Publish the Newsletter which started out as an Institute publication under the auspices of the SLI Trustees. In 2018, when he retired as Chaplain of SLI, he also retired as the Editor and Publisher of the SIlverLakeInstitute.org publication, and now publishes his own publication based on news around the Silver Lake Community and seasonably promotes the many programs and concerts put on by the Institute and other Lake organizations.

Rev. Franklin, in consensus with the Committee Chair, started the Mid-Winter Survivors Party and the related Planning Sub-Committee. Following the second Party in the second year, the Committee voted to have two gatherings per year: one in mid-winter nearest Groundhog's Day and one in the fall between Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Rev. Franklin's four children are each married and have children of their own, two of which have children of their own, making Greg a grandfather of 7 and a great grandfather of 4. His favorite time of the year is the family gathering at Christmas time which includes his children's mother and her husband of thirty years. 

Greg has a sister, Cheryl (Dean) Wildrick of Cuba, NY, and a niece, Dawn (Jeremy) Wildrick-Cole who make their home in Almond, NY, with their two sons, having just lost their middle son in October to an unexpected death. Greg's nephew, Dwayne, lives with his significant other near the State College in Pennsylvania. His oldest granddaughter lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and oldest grandson lives in Buffalo, NY.

During the Fall, Winter and Spring months, Greg attends the First United Methodist Church of Perry, NY, where he enjoys the company of two other retired pastors, and regularly plays piano and occasionally organ. He has also played a two-and-a-half hour gospel music duet with friend and fellow Institute-resident, Frederick Schuknecht for a money raising project for Epworth Hall's roof which was successfully chaired by Joan and Ray Maddison.

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  • Piano/Orchestra hymns (Over 1 hour long) - Greg Howlett - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcZqMeQmOZ8&feature=emb_rel_pause
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  • My sister lives in Cuba and the lady in this video is not my sister. Just thought you might it interesting anyway. This is our first beautiful spring weekend. 

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May 2020
1)  It went very well and  much better than I expected and we had a quorum.
2)  We will make a decision on the summer programs at the June meeting. 
3)  Jill and I interviewed 3 candidates this past Monday and we hired Danny's replacement on Tuesday.  He will begin either May 18 or 19.
4)  We started an insurance committee to review our insurance coverage.  This is actually our second biggest expense now.

5)  The June meeting is still schedule to be held on June 6 as a meeting open to the public.  However, a final decision will be made in the next two weeks.  We may not be allowed to hold a public meeting.

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