Podcasts are audio or video files that are distributed over the Internet and made available for syndication or subscription via RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds. Because podcasts are often available as mp3s, they can easily be put onto portable media devices for listening.

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A citizen's legal guide to fair use in copyright law

Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as use for scholarship or review. It provides for the legal, non-licensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author's work and is based on free speech rights. Learn more.