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Conclusion: Fair Use is, Fair Use is not...
Fair Use is:
- A right
- An intentionally vague set of four factors weighed against each other to guide your use of copyrighted material when you don't have permission or a license
- The groundrules according to which a judge will decide if your use really was fair or not
Fair Use is not:
- A set of definitions guaranteeing which uses are "fair" and which are "unfair"
- A guarantee of immunity from lawsuits challenging any use