The difference between fair use and a copyright violation

Copyright law is vague on the concept of fair use. Basically, you can use a little bit of somebody else’s content for free, but not too much. The legal test is very vague.

To simplify it for you, here’s a rule of thumb.

Fair use is when I use your content.

A copyright violation is when you use my content.

Hope that clears things up a bit.

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    1. There is no word count.
      Intellectual Property law is fascinating and confusing, complex, and far behind the times.