I am working on a book that among other things analyzes news stories. In some cases I want to include the text of those stories in the book as examples. The problem, of course, is that these stories are copyrighted by the news agencies that wrote them and they will not give permission for them to be reprinted in a book under any circumstances.
Is it possible to sue the copyright holders who refuse to give permission and seek a declaratory judgement that permits fair use of the articles?
The alternative, publishing the stories and then getting sued by the news agencies for copyright infringement, is not something I want to do.