Fair use advances our information culture and propels creative innovation.

“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” — Marilyn Monroe

While copyright protects the plagiarizing of another’s work for profit, fair use provides a limitation on copyright infringement for noncommercial interests, usually defined as purposes for commentary, journalism, education, research, and parody. Fair use helps maintain the balance in copyright law, permitting free expression.


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