Fair Use in Blue Husky Studios

Blue Husky Studios makes every attempt to provide original content to its users. However, there are some situations when this is inherently impossible or prohibitively difficult. In these scenarios, Blue Husky Studios ensures the content used is done so legally.

While we prefer to get explicit, written permission from the content owner, this is sometimes not possible. In such cases, we may defer to one of two things:

  1. Use the content within the boundaries of the content license, or
  2. Use the content within the boundaries of fair use.

To ensure proper following of the United States of America and international fair use law, the text of these laws text is both linked and copied below and, to be meta about it, we believe the inclusion of these texts is done in fair use:

Amendment I of the United States Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

17 U.S.C. §107

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(112-90)

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Title 17 - Copyrights

Chapter 1 - Subject matter and scope of copyright

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Sec. 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

Statute

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include -

  1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
  3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

Source

(Pub. L. 94-553, title I, Sec. 101, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2546;
Pub. L. 101-650, title VI, Sec. 607, Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5132;
Pub. L. 102-492, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 3145.)

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

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