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On Youtube I often see videos of songs or other short memorable scenes from various movies posted. Since these are non-transferable I assume this is technically a violation of copyright, even if it's done for a very popular movie.

Is it a violation of copyright to post or watch such clips?

  • What do you mean by "these are non-transferable?" – feetwet Jan 2 '16 at 1:39
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Use of copyrighted material without license is not considered infringing if it complies with the proscriptions of , which are enumerated by both statute and case law. Without a specific example one couldn't guess whether or which fair-use exemption might apply.

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