Academic journal article Journal of Critical Incidents

Is Fair Use Fair? Analyzing the Defense of Fair Use in a Copyright Infringement Case

Academic journal article Journal of Critical Incidents

Is Fair Use Fair? Analyzing the Defense of Fair Use in a Copyright Infringement Case

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Learning Outcomes

In completing this assignment, students should be able to:

1. Explain and debate the rationale for the protection of intellectual property, specifically copyrights

2. Analyze and summarize the elements necessary for copyright, as well as copyright infringement

3. Critique the rationale of the fair use defense, and explain the factors used in determining whether the use is fair

4. Analyze the four factors that courts use in determining whether a defendant's use is considered fair or considered infringement under the law

Application

This case is most appropriate for undergraduate or graduate courses in business law, the legal environment of business, intellectual property law, and copyright law. …

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