It’s only Fair (Use and Dealing) .2

Harrison Thomas

Basically, Fair use laws and regulations protect creators that wish to transform a piece of work, as long as it has major differences from the original work. It also protects a persons work from being stolen and used by someone else for monetary gains.” – Harrison Thomas

There a quick refresher on what fair use is. The only issue is that the Australian version of “Fair Use” is called “Fair Dealing” and it’s slightly different to the American version. Fair use is an American Legal Doctrine, which is based of case law. Fair Dealing has statutory provisions in national legislation.

“Fair dealing is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. Fair dealing is found in many of the common law jurisdictions of the Commonwealth of Nations.” – Wikipedia

I have various examples that I used in the…

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