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English definition of “fair use”

fair use

noun [U]     (UK fair dealing) US LAW
laws relating to the conditions in which someone can legally copy parts of a book, film, etc. without the permission of the company that made it or owns it: The courts can sometimes be uncertain about what constitutes fair use.
(Definition of fair use noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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