The Criteria and Limits of Fair Use in Copyright Law

Greg Victoroff, Esq., partner at Greg Victoroff & Associates, believes the phrase “we are all dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants” applies well to authors, who learn from the great writers who came before them. It is only natural that today’s authors would find inspiration from writers such as Shakespeare, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley. That’s why, under fair use, copyrighted materials can be used by writers in certain situations. If an author is critiquing or commenting on a copyrighted work...
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