Brnthay wrote:Far use would apply here. As long as the sound clip is less the 30 secs and was posted in a "promotional or free use manor". What the last part of that actually means is up to a jury and a judge. But yes is does run the risk of being against the law in the USA. I have no idea what European and UK's patent law is like.
But yes more breeds and dog being treated as guards for purposes of punishing prisoner that attack them would also be nice.
In the US, there is a four-pronged test for fair use. One of those prongs has to do with the nature of the use. One end of the spectrum is educational use, which is generally okay. The other end of the spectrum is commercial use, which is generally not okay. Since IV would be using someone else's work in a commercial setting, they would be on very thin ice with regard to fair use in the American court system (at least with respect to that part of the test).