Legal Glossary

Definition of Fair Use Disclaimer

Websites can employ a fair use disclaimer to shield themselves from claims of copyright infringement.

This disclaimer warns users that the content or materials on the website may qualify as "fair use" under US copyright law and are only meant to be used for educational purposes.

Additionally, it can assist in defending the website against legal action from users who misuse its materials.

In order to safeguard oneself against prospective lawsuits or other legal action, it is crucial for all websites to have this disclaimer.

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