Is It Fair Use?

Amount Used: Little

Using a small amount of the copyrighted work, and no more than is necessary to achieve your purpose, helps point toward your Use being Fair. Some people erroneously claim that there is a certain amount of a copyrighted work that is automatically considered Fair. The truth is that there is no magic number; it depends whether what you use can be considered the heart and core of the original work. The other factors -- particularly the first of Character and Purpose -- also influence this determination.

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