It's a big and complicated world, and different countries have different perspectives.
That's difficult when you're dealing with complicated technology and an abundance of experts, often with their own agendas.
Although fair use is a complicated and subjective issue, copyright lawyers say Gawker has a tough case ahead of them.
1640s, "tangled," from past participle adjective from complicate. Figurative meaning "not easy to solve, intricate, confused, difficult to unravel" is from 1650s.
1620s, "to intertwine" (as a past participle adjective, early 15c.), from Latin complicatus "folded together; confused, intricate," past participle of complicare (see complication). Meaning "to make more complex" is recorded from 1832, from earlier sense "to combine in a complex way" (17c.). Related: Complicated; complicating.