What about fair use or copyright exceptions?

Fair Use is a legal doctrine that permits the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain limited circumstances such as criticism, comment, news reporting, or teaching.  This legal doctrine is found in the U.S. and other select territories.

EU copyright law provides copyright exceptions and limitations which allow for use of copyright-protected work without requiring permission for the purposes of quotation, criticism, review, caricature, parody, or pastiche.

If your content is blocked and you believe that your use falls under fair use or a copyright exception, depending on where you live, we would encourage you to file a dispute and let us know.  Please be sure to provide plenty of details about your use and your reasoning as to why your use should be considered under fair use or fall under a copyright exception for our review.

Our Copyright Team will review and process your dispute as soon as we can.  In the event we require more information, we may reach out to you via the email address on file for your account.



Disclaimer: We do not give legal advice. The above information is only provided for informational purposes.  Consult a qualified attorney in your area for more information about copyright and your work.

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