March 29 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
One of the most popular phrases in copyright law today is "fair use."
In lockstep with ever-advancing technology, fair use has become the most resonant legal defense in global IP, especially when it comes to copyright infringement.
People who download music, films or other copyrighted works without permission always claim what they are doing is a "fair use." Authors, artists and musicians who incorporate another's work into their own claim they are involved in fair use. It is probably the most often relied upon, yet least predictable, doctrine in copyright law.