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What is a fair use statement?

A fair use statement is a statement declaring that your site uses copyrighted content in accordance with Section 107 of the Copyright Act.

A fair use statement explains that you don’t have permission to use the copyrighted content, but your use of it is under the protection of fair use law. Fair use law allows copyrighted content to be used for the following purposes:

  1. Criticism
  2. Comment
  3. Reporting
  4. Teaching
  5. Research and scholarship

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A fair use statement can protect you from copyright infringement claims.

A fair use statement, or copyright disclaimer, can help protect you from legal claims and liabilities — but only if your use of the copyrighted material aligns with fair use principles.

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