What Constitutes "Fair Use" and "Fair Dealing"?

United States and Canadian copyright law.

"Fair Use" is a doctrine in U.S. copyright law allowing limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from copyright owners. A similar principle, "Fair Dealing", exists in some other common law jurisdictions such as Canada

Some examples of fair use are for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, and teaching or scholarship. However, it is important to note that copyright law is different in every territory. So you should always check your local laws as necessary.


Interested in learning more? Check out our blog post, Copyright 101. 


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