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fair use

Fair use is a U.S. legal term for uses of content that are considered valid defenses to copyright infringement, such as for criticism or educational purposes. Fair use is based on case-law precedents derived from general principles.

The phrase is often misapplied to refer to the reasonable expectations of consumers to be able to use purchased content on all owned devices.







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