Fair Use refers to ability to use copyrighted work for particular purposes without needing permission from the work's creator. The guidelines for Fair Use must be consulted in order to avoid copyright infringement. In order to claim Fair Use, exceptions must fall within one of the following categories:
In addition, when claiming Fair Use, the following questions must be addressed in order to avoid potential copyright infringement:
For more information about what qualifies under Fair Use, see Section 107 of the Copyright Law of the United States.
To see examples of Fair Use in action, download the following infographic from the Association of Research Libraries.
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