Re: Fair Use on Tv Clips for Documentary
fair use is decided on a case by case basis by a court. It's not whether you or I believe it is or isn't fair use but rather if the owner of the rights accepts it as fair use and refuses to take any action.
Unless you are willing to defend a claim of copyright infringement, even if you are correct, you would be best served by obtaining permission first.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.