When you think of Laissezy Faire, the first thing that comes to mind is a carnival, but when it comes to defining what the term means, it can also apply to a wide range of events and events that take place in the United States.
According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), “laissezy” is a generic term for any event that is free, fair, or free of charge, and that includes the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Fair Labor Standards Act, Fair Food and Drug Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
However, it is important to note that “laïsez faire” is not synonymous with the term “carnival.”
The Fair Labor Association defines laissez-faire as: “a free or fair employment arrangement that is open to all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, marital age, veteran status, genetic information, age and ancestry.”
However, there are a number of other events and other ways that the term is applied to events and activities that occur throughout the country.
For example, in 2018, the Fair Labor Assn.
of America (FLA) released a definition of “laissez-fair” that also included the word “cronyism,” adding that “any agreement, arrangement, or practice that involves a system of control or influence to favor one person or organization over another or to discriminate against a particular group.”
The definition also included a number a other definitions that included “fraud,” “unfair business practices,” and “systemic unfairness.”
In 2019, the FLA also released its own definition, which stated: “cancellation of a contract or other contractual obligation by a bona fide contractor.”
However that definition did not include the term laissezes faire, and a spokesperson for the Fair Wage Coalition stated that the FLO “has not defined laissezed-fair.”
Additionally, the Center for Fairness and Equality (CFEE) stated in 2018 that the Fair Work Act defines laisezes faire as: “[a] contract between two or more employers for the employment of workers or their dependents, that is, the contract is the sole and exclusive instrument for determining wages and hours of work and provides that the terms of the contract are enforceable by an employer in the absence of an agreement by the parties to enforce the terms.”
Although it is not clear how “laisez-fare” fits into the definition of laissezy fair, the CFEE’s website states that it is “an industrywide term used to describe a voluntary arrangement between employers and employees to bargain collectively for fair wages and benefits.”
While the Fair Use Doctrine is also applicable in the event that the fair use of a copyrighted work is not specifically mentioned, the use of the term has been specifically mentioned in the Fair Usage Doctrine and is not limited to fair use.
Fair Use is a doctrine in copyright law that prohibits the use or dissemination of copyrighted works for purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.
Fair use, however, does not cover parody, which is defined by the Copyright Act of 1976, as follows: “The term ‘fair use’ means the making, using, or publishing, for purposes such as criticism, commentary, news report, teaching or research, of– (a) a sound recording or other form of temporary or continuous reproduction of a visual work, or (b) a phonogram, or a diagram, or of any combination thereof, for the purpose of criticism of a performance, or otherwise for a private noncommercial purpose.”
Although “fair use” does not necessarily include the use for which the work is being used, “fair,” as used herein, means fair.
In 2018, a court ruled that a parody of the film “Django Unchained” was “fair” for purposes including criticism, but not for its political content.
However, this ruling was not upheld by the courts, and “DJango Unchains” is still available to watch online.