Fair Use and Copyright Laws

Understanding what these concepts mean.

Copyright Law

Copyright law basically states that the author of an article has rights so that no one else can use his or her words in order for the author to get the credit they deserve.

Fair Use

Fair Use is the concept that either makes exceptions or makes limitations on from what you can use from an article. Some examples of fair use include search engines, parody, news reporting, research, and teaching.

How does Fair Use Apply to you?

If you break rules under the limitation of Fair Use, that usually means you've plagiarized. plagiarizing is not fair because you're taking the words of another author without giving them credit.