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fair use

n.
The use of copyrighted material without the owner's permission within legally defined limits.
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Noun1.fair use - the conditions under which you can use material that is copyrighted by someone else without paying royaltiesfair use - the conditions under which you can use material that is copyrighted by someone else without paying royalties
enjoyment, use - (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat"
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In 1976, Congress codified the fair use criteria developed under common law, and so, inadvertently, it also codified the lack of attention paid under the common law to people who want to use out-of-print books.