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Fair use is a doctrine in United States copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as use for scholarship or review. It provides for the legal, non-licensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author's work under a four-factor balancing test. It is based on free speech rights provided by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The term "fair use" is unique to the United States; a similar principle, fair dealing, exists in some other common law jurisdictions. The Ignatian Commons Initiative Advisory Board has not yet formally adopted a policy regarding fair use of copyrighted content from other sites. However, given the educational purpose of the site, contributors to the site can reasonably assume that using a limited amount of copyrighted content with proper attribution would probably comply with the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law.


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