Fair Use Frenzy

By:Kayla Perrong

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?

Fair Use and Copyright Block Party

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 12pm to Sunday, Dec. 13th, 10pm

201 North Main Street

Shenandoah, PA

It is for teaching kids about copyright and about fair use. There will be games about copyright and fair use outside and food and drinks will be provided also outside at the concession stands. It is free for anyone to come and learn but if you want food you will have to pay for it. All money will benefit the Rescue Hook & Ladder fire Company. If you need to know more details just leave me a comment and I will get back to you as fast as I can.

Public Domain

Materials belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright.

A Creative Commons license

A Creative Commons license lets you dictate how others may use your work. The Creative Commons license allows you to keep your copyright but allows others to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit and only on the conditions you specify.

Plagiarism and Piracy

Using someone's work as your own without the author's permission. Plagiarism is very offensive to the author and to the places who sell copyrighted stuff. Piracy is the illegal copying, distribution, or use of software. Piracy can get you in lots of trouble so do not take things without permission.


The legal right to be the only one to reproduce, publish, and sell a book, musical recording, etc., for a certain period of time.Copyright is important because the creator of the work deserves to get paid for it and it shows respect and appreciation. Copyright lasts the life of the author and 70 years after there death.