Fair use

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Fair use is a doctrine which establishes the right to copy works, or portions thereof, which it would not normally be considered legal to copy, for specific types of use, including:
  • educational use
  • criticism or commentary
  • other "transformative" uses



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  • 2008-01-04 [Talk|Index] 'Piracy' is Often Fair Use, Study Says § [2]“When homemade videos appear on YouTube bearing snippets of copyrighted works, is it piracy or fair use? Much of what gets tagged as the former is actually the latter, suggests a new study from the Center for Social Media at American University's School of Communication. The study, Recut, Reframe, Recycle, says that new forms of creative satire, commentary and other homegrown videos are being inhibited by industry-imposed filtering standards and legal threats that fail to fully consider the boundaries of fair use.”