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  • Fair Use Clause
    • Fontaine
      Posted Aug 10, 2003 5:48 PM

      Under the Fair Use clause of the copyright law, you're legally allowed to use short excerpts from a work.

      However, there are some caveats. What you use cannot be a central point of the work such that it deprives the copyright owner of revenue.

      More leniency is normally applied for non-commerical use and commercial use must be circumspect.

      It is best to seek permission. However, if you have no way of reaching the author, I wouldn't think a short quote--especially one with full credit that helps the author--would be a problem.

      The purpose of copyright protection exists to prevent someone from profiting from another's work. If what you do helps the author, then there's no motivation or grounds for a complaint.
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