Fair Use in the U.S. Economy (2017 Edition)

The U.S. has developed one of the strongest and most innovation-friendly copyright systems in the world — including both strong enforcement mechanisms to prevent infringement, and strong limitations and exceptions to copyright protection that have become a major catalyst of U.S. economic growth and jobs. Specific exceptions to copyright protection under U.S. law, classified here under the broad heading of “fair use,” are vital to many industries and stimulate growth across the economy.

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