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What Is Fair Use?



Welcome to Episode 30 of Products of the Mind. In this episode, I provide a brief intro to the often misunderstood concept in copyright law known as “Fair Use.” What are the factors, and how do you know if your use is fair?

If you need a refresher on copyrights in general, check out Products of the Mind Episode 5, “What Is a Copyright?

This Episode Includes

  • A brief review of copyright.
  • Copyright law vs. the First Amendment.
  • How do you “claim” Fair Use?
  • The Four Factors of Fair Use.
  • Important Fair Use Cases.
  • The future of Fair Use.

In future episodes, I’ll discuss trade secrets and other intellectual property related topics.

If there was anything in this episode that wasn’t perfectly clear, or something you’d like me to expand on, please let me know.

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The Credits

Products of the Mind is produced by Mana Monzavi.

As always, the music for this episode was provided by Le Chateau. The track name is “Bury You.” Go buy it on Soundcloud!

This episode and these show notes © 2016 David Lizerbram

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