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Copyright and Fair Use

Best Practices in Fair Use, by format type or user group

Various organizations and groups have created guidelines, statements, and codes of best practices in fair use when using copyright-protected works for specific purposes. These documents offer practical guidance and, often, case studies for exercising fair use rights in a responsible manner, within the limits of U.S. copyright law, for the purpose(s) of advancing creativity and building new culture.