Fair Use Frenzy
Fair Use and the Fair Use Act
Fair Use is 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.The Fair Use Act allows anyone to use copyrighted materials for educational purposes. What other uses are covered under the Fair Use Act? News reporting, criticism, research and teaching.
The Four Factors in Fair Use
1. The purpose and character- is it copy or am i doing something different with it?
2. The nature of the original work- Was it creative or informational?
3. Amount used- how much can u use?4. Effect- Did it harm the market for the original work?