Copyright and Fair Use!

The Importance of Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright

Copyright is the exclusive right to publish or sell and otherwise control a book, play, poem, picture, piece of music, or other original work that can be reproduced. Copyright is also the use of literary works, musical works, dramatic works, graphic works, motion picture and other audiovisual works, and sound recordings.

Fair Use

Fair Use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. It is also a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. It could be used for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research without permission.