Transformative Use of Copyrighted Material Is Highly Subjective

Transformative Use of Copyrighted Material Is Highly Subjective | Iva Rukelj

In our previous blog article, we explored the concept of fair use and how courts determine whether the use of copyrighted material is permitted without the rightsholder's permission under the Constitution's statute. One way to decide whether the fair use law applies is to determine whether the third party engaged in the transformative use of the copyrighted material. New York's active Second Circuit Court recently ruled on two applicable cases, elucidating the intricacies of fair use.

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