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Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

fair use
n.
The legal use of copyrighted materials without the owner’s consent or payment of royalties; whether a use is a fair use or an infringement of copyright depends on factors such as who is using the material, the amount used, and whether or not the user acknowledges the copyright owner; see also copyright, plagiarize

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


fair use

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


fair use
A copyright principle that excuses unauthorized uses of a work when used for a transformative purpose such as research, scholarship, parody, criticism, or journalism. When determining whether an infringement should be excused on the basis of fair use, a court will use several factors including the purpose and character of the use, amount and substantiality of the portion borrowed, and effect of the use on the market for the copyrighted material. Fair use is a defense rather than an affirmative right — that is, a particular use only gets established as a fair use if the copyright owner decides to file a lawsuit and the court upholds the fair use defense.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Copyright Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

fair use
USA
The lawful copying of copyrighted material for a limited purpose without requiring permission from the copyright owner. This principle is codified as a statutory exception to copyright protection under the Copyright Act and can be used as an affirmative defense to a copyright infringement claim. Examples of situations where fair use would apply include:
• Research or private study.
• Parody, criticism, review or news reporting.
• Temporary copies such as an electronic version of copyrighted material that is temporarily stored in a server to facilitate the electronic transmission of that material.
For more information about copyright law, see Practice Note, Intellectual Property: Overview: Copyrights (www.practicallaw.com/8-383-4565).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


fair use
n. Copyright law: the doctrine that one may use a small portion of a copyrighted work without the author's permission, in scholarly works, reviews, or other contexts where the use is considered reasonable and limited.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

fair use
n.
   the non-competitive right to use of copyrighted material without giving the author the right to compensation or to sue for infringement of copyright. With the growing use of copy machines, teachers and businesses copy articles, pages of texts, charts and excerpts for classroom use, advice to employees or to assist in research without violating the copyright. For example, Professor Elmer Smedley makes 100 copies of a photograph from Time magazine of starving Somalians to illustrate to his students the deprivations in Africa (which is fair use), but then Smedley publishes a book Africa on the Brink, and uses the photograph in a chapter on starvation (not fair use), and is responsible to the photographer for a royalty.
   See also: copyright

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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