Fair Use

Fair use puts a limitation on the exclusive rights of the copyright owner.


The works of others may be used for:

  1. Criticism
  2. Comment
  3. News Reporting
  4. Teaching (Including making copies for the class)
  5. Scholarship
  6. Research

How do the courts determine Fair Use?

  1. The purpose and character of the use
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work
  3. The amount of the work
  4. The effect of use on the potential market