Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Jun 27, 2017 Views: 93
The Fair Use Doctrine is outlined in Title 17, Chapter 1, Sections 107 and 108 of the U.S. Code.
It is important to note that just because a copy is made for an educational purpose does not necessarily mean that it falls under Fair Use.
There are four factors that must be weighed to determine if a copy may be made without obtaining permission:
- The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for a nonprofit educational purpose;
- The nature of the copyrighted work;
- The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
- The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
Check out our Copyright guide for more information.
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