Fair Use

Legal and Ethical Issues Associated With Modern Technologies

Section 107

"Contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research"(U.S. Copyright Office, 2013).



U.S. Copyright Office. (2013, June). Fair Use. Retrieved from http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html


Not knowing the laws is NO Excuse

Educate yourself on copyright laws and the ends and outs of Fair Use policy

It is important to make yourself aware of the legal and ethical end of the Fair Use policy, not only to protect yourself but also to protect others. Often with miss use of copyrighted property comes hefty fines and legal ramifications. Again not knowing the law is no excuse.


4 Factors for Fair Use

  1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work
  3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work


U.S. Copyright Office. (2013, June). Fair Use. Retrieved from http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html


University of Phoenix: Legal and Ethical Issues Associated With Modern Technologies

Jennifer Gaudet

AET 531

December 23, 2013

Mary Poe, Ph.D.