How to talk about copyright?


Fair use defense against copyright infringement claims”

Fair dealing allows using copyrighted material without authors’ permission


To suggest that some uses of works are unfair

To denote that copyright monopoly is not absolute

Refers to e.g. US (fair use) or UK (fair dealing) constructions of users’ rights


Always stress that legal acts of fair use are an integral part of the copyright social contract

Use when referring strictly to respective legal institutions; in a general context use “users’ rights”