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Fair Use Overview

The fair use exception exists to achieve a balance between copyright owners and the general public who may benefit from using copyrighted works without seeking permission. This exception is a limitation on the exclusive rights of the copyright owner and, when correctly applied, can be useful for some educational uses such as scholarship, teaching and research.

A good fair use conclusion can allow for use of copyrighted works under certain circumstances without seeking permission or paying usage fees.