Copyright and Fair Use

It's what is RIGHT and LEGAL

Copyright Defintion

Copyright laws provides you with the control over how that material you created can be used by others.


Fair Use Defintion and Rules

The "fair use" provision of the copyright statute allows for the reproduction of parts of copyrighted materials without permission of the copyright owner. In order to determine whether use of a copyrighted work is "fair," the following factors must be considered: The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for 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 the effect of. The use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work You do not have to get permission from the creator of copyrighted material if it falls under the fair use provision. Up to 10% or 3 minutes, whichever is less, of the total piece. Up to 10% or 1000 words, whichever is less of the total piece of text material.An entire poem of less than 250 words may be used, but no more than 3 poems by same poet, or 5 poems by different poets from any anthology may be used. For poems of greater length, 250 words may be used but no more than 3 excerpts by a poet, or 5 excerpts by different poets from a single anthology may be used. Up to 10% but in no event more than 30 seconds, of the music and lyrics from an individual musical work. Photograph or illustration may be used in its entirety but no more than 5 images by an artist or photographer When using photographs and illustrations from a collective work, not more than 10% or 15 images, whichever is less, may be reproduced or otherwise incorporated as part of an educational multimedia project
















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