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POL 422 Capstone Political Science Seminar: Copyright - Fair Use & Exceptions
In a nut shell, fair use grants a privilege to non-creators to use copyrighted works without permission. In order for a “use” to be “fair” there are four factors which need to be considered; for our purposes, in simplest terms the four factors are as follows:
Is the use for a non-profit, educational purpose?
What is the nature of the copyrighted work?
What portion of the copyrighted work are you using?
Will your use of the work impact the commercial market for the work?
You will find more detailed information about each of these factors at the link below.
The Association of Research Libraries has created a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use; this document was developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University.
Fair Use Explained
Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created the video below to illustrate the concept of Fair Use, through the ironic manipulation of Disney film clips.
This PDF is a transcript of Professor Faden's film, provided by Virginia's Community College system.
This information is provided by the library to assist you in making informed decisions about copyright and fair use. It is intended as a general guideline and an interpretation of current copyright issues. It is not intended, and should not be construed as, legal advice.