“Fair Use”: Guidelines or the Law?

Is “Fair Use” the “The Law”?

or simply “Guidelines”?

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Does that get me “off the hook” with the producers of copyrighted content I want to include in my course? I think so …. but, let’s take a closer look at Fair Use.