Fair Use


Using an acceptable amount of a copyrighted work for private study, research or in some countries making social commentary. The problem is that it requires a legal[2] case[3] to determine what is fair use[1]. A better strategy is to obtain permission to use the copyrighted materials.

Terms definitions
1. fair use. Using an acceptable amount of a copyrighted work for private study, research or in some countries making social commentary. The problem is that it requires a legal case to determine what is fair use. A better strategy is to obtain permission to use the copyrighted materials. Related Articles: Intellectual Property« Back to Glossary Index
2. legal. Requirements that have been established by law. The necessity for legal compliance can influence the nature of the practice and the development of the brief. Legal responsibilities are set out in: * Acts (e.g., Fair Trading Act 1986, Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Privacy Act 1993, Employment Relations Act […]
3. case. A control mechanism in which the value of a variable or expression changes the execution of a program and which usually involves multiple branches. Related Articles: Intellectual Property« Back to Glossary Index