Copyright Information for Faculty
Fair use is the right, in some circumstances, to use copyrighted material without asking permission or paying for it.
|What constitutes a "fair use" of a particular copyrighted work varies from situation to situation. It is essential to make a "good faith" effort to comply with the "fair use" clause of U.S. Copyright Law.|
Four factors are considered in all fair use evaluations. They are:
- Purpose & character
- Nature of the work
- Market Effect
These four factors are not meant to be exclusive and must be examined together. The statute does not indicate how much weight is to be accorded each factor; therefore, it is advisable to treat the four factors equally.