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Guest Post: 5 Copyright Terms We Need to Stop Using Incorrectly

Guest Post: 5 Copyright Terms We Need to Stop Using Incorrectly

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Now is the time to correct mistakes and to try and help those less familiar with copyright terminology understand what these terms actually mean and how to better convey what they are actually talking about.

Keeping Fair Use “Fair”

Keeping Fair Use “Fair”

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Most of us like to think of ourselves as fair-minded. And as a nation, we honor the idea of fair-play and instill the ideal of fairness in our children from an early age. So when someone uses the term “fair-use” as the basis for taking a copyrighted work without permission or compensation, you would expect that fair-minded people would think it is hardly “fair” for someone to get a free ride on the labors of another.