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Non-commercial User-generated Content

Non-commercial user-generated content - Mash-up exception

According to Section 29.21 of the Copyright Act, you can use an existing work in the creation of a new work if:

  • it is for non-commercial purposes
  • the source of the original work is mentioned
  • not infringing copyright law
  • does not have a digital lock
  • use of this content will not cause adverse economic effects (loss of sales)