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Unformatted text preview: without authoritization of the copyright holder. Fair Use can be used for things like criticism, news reports, teaching, or parodies. The only requirements are based on the nature and amount of work borrowed, and the commercial impact. The work from the borrower cannot change the original works market value. All in all, the copyright is a useful law to keep someone from stealing great, or even mediocre, works of art. It can be hard to work around, but with the federal law for Fair Use, media can be copied, reprinted, and used. Thankfully, the copyright also does not apply to ideas. Anyone can take an original idea and build upon it. This way, our imaginations are not limited by governmental laws. No longer misunderstood, misinterpreted, or ignored- this is the copyright....
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- Fall '08