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Fair Use

Often misunderstood copyright exception for nonprofit, news, educational, or parody purposes

What is “fair use”?

Fair Use is an exception in the copyright law that allows small portions of a work to be used without permission for nonprofit, news, educational, or parody purposes. The doctrine is “murky” and often misunderstood. To fall under fair use, only a small portion of the work may be used and the use must not affect the value or marketability of the work. Selling concert recordings or photocopying sheet music without permission would not fall under fair use. Check out the articles in the box below for much more information on fair use.

Additional reading:

Copyright.gov - Fair Use

The United States Copyright Office explanation of fair use.

"Copyright and Fair Use Overview" on Stanford.edu

An outstanding article covering fair use in great detail.

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