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fair use
Last modified: Monday, October 13, 2003 

A U.S. legal term for uses of content that are considered valid defenses to copyright infringement, such as for criticism or educational purposes. Fair use is based on case-law precedents derived from general principles. The term is often misapplied to refer to the reasonable expectations of consumers to be able to use purchased content on all owned devices.

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