i think we need clearer language around this issue. i'm a writer and the member of several writer/artists groups, yet only recently have i seen the issue made this clear: educational use clauses can be such that a single copy of a text (or novel, etc.) might be purchased and then photocopied for distribution to a class. i go on sites like michael geist's and there is so much gobbledygook and excess verbiage that i have a hard time understanding what the issues are. the irony–that millions of pirated copies of a song are traded in plain sight, while i would have to get permission to quote a few words of song lyrics in a story–is pretty sharp.