Four Factors of Fair Use – Third Factor: Amount and Substantiality of the Portion Taken

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The third factor of fair use concerns itself with the amount of material used from a particular work. Have you used only what you need to achieve your purpose? Can you achieve your purpose without it, or with less? Is what you are using β€œthe heart of the work?” Courts do not set limits on quantity. There is no maximum; even the use of an entire work can be fair, particularly if the use is … Read more