It’s only Fair (use)

Harrison Thomas

Fair use is an issue that plagues various different websites and their creators. For this blog post, to help people understand the rules of fair use, i’ll provide and explain different examples read to watch. I’ll be focusing on YouTube and some channels that struggle with issues involving Fair Use.

What is Fair Use? Good Question.

That’s a question that companies, big and small, have problems understanding and to be fair, some creators have a hard time following the rules too.

In the words of Richard/Rich Stim, a blogger and Attorney “In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work‘.

Using said materials can be done without the authorisation or permission of the creator. These types of works are littered throughout Youtube, whether it…

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