is occasionally using small excerpts of copyright music in a background of videos produced for educational and/or non-profit purposes. The use is not likely to adversely affect the copyright owner’s economic gains, rather in contrary, could contribute to greater popularity of original works.

The copyright doctrine of fair use outlines the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances, especially when the cultural or social benefits of the use are predominant. It is a general right that applies even in situations where the law provides no specific authorization for the use in question.

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