Under copyright law, the copyright owner has exclusive right to duplicate and distribute the work, except in cases of "fair use". The fair use exception allows reasonable use of photocopies without the copyright owner's permission for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
Four factors to consider in regard to "fair use" are:
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