Wednesday, July 21 2021   \  Published by A.G. da Cunha Ferreira, Lda..

What is Fair Use ?

Fair use is a legal notion that allows for use of material protected under the Author’s Right, as long as said use occurs for the purpose of drawing up a critical analysis, a review, a commentary, journalistic contents, or of teaching or research.

Fair use is essentially present in North American legislation, as well as in the Anglo-Saxon system and in systems derived therefrom. In contrast, fair use is practically rejected in its entirety by legal systems emanating from the continental system, such as the Portuguese legal system and the European Union legal system.


In order to be able to consider that the use of a work falls within the concept of fair use so that such use is legitimate, it must meet the following requirements: Continue Reading

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