Fair use

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The "Fair Use Doctrine" refers to a portion of US Copyright Law, Section 107, which permits limited use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holders for certain functions such as scholarship and parody. Whether the use of copyrighted material qualifies as "fair use" generally depends on the purpose of the use, the original copyrighted work, the amount of the copyrighted work used, and whether the use infringes on the commercial potential of the copyrighted work. The "Fair Use Doctrine" has been continually molded by more than two centuries of legal precedent.