Technology Tuesday

September 3, 2013

Copyright Fair Use

Four Factors to Consider:

1. Purpose and Character

If your purpose is to profit monetarily, it is NOT fair use.

If your purpose is to analyze or criticize the work, it is fair use.

2. Nature

If it is a creative work, it is NOT fair use.

If it is strictly a strictly factual work, it is fair use.

3. Amount and Substantiality

The amount of work used matters; even a small amount is not allowed if it is

the "heart" of the work.

4. Effect on the Market

If it would result in an economic loss for the author, it is NOT fair use.


I have attached, with the author's permission, a YouTube video which explains copyright in more detail specifically in an educational setting. It is just over six minutes long.

Copyright on Campus