Four Facts of Fair Use
- Purpose and character: Is it copy or are you doing something else?
- Nature of the work: Was it creative or informational?
- Amount used: Creative or informational?
- Effect: Does it harm the work?
FAIR USE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL
What is Fair Use?
(in US copyright law) the doctrine that brief excerpts of copyrighted material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder.