Fair Use of Media

What is it?

Defined and Explained:

The Copyright Act defines it as;

The fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.

What that means:

When you are using someone else's work, whether that be an article written, excerpt out of a novel, or even a picture someone else took, if you do not properly credit that person you are violating copyright laws. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission under some circumstances. These circumstances include crediting the author or creator in some form or fashion. If you take and use someone else's work without crediting them, you are STEALING their work!