A description of Copyright’s Fair Use doctrine can be found in many articles. The problem is that very few give detailed U.S. Federal Court case examples of the re-use of video in film. Below is a summary of U.S. Federal Court decisions on Copyright’s Fair Use doctrine as it pertains specifically to the re-use of portions of video & film. You’ll be surprised to learn the factual circumstances when Courts ruled on the side of Fair Use. For a deeper dive into copyright issues in video & film production, Nimia’s Legal Department drafted the following legal article – Copyright issues in Video & Film. For a quick refresher on Fair Use see Nimia’s blog article on the doctrine here.