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Fair Use & Reuse of Other's Published Materials
What is "Fair Use" of materials?
As specified by the US Copyright Code, in determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include —
- the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
- the nature of the copyrighted work;
- the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
- the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
Fair Use Evaluator
The Fair Use Evaluator provides authors with an interactive method for evaluating their reuse of materials and whether it falls within the realm of fair use. Each evaluation results in printable summary that can be taken to your Library or General Counsel for further assessment, (also created by Michael Brewer & ALA Office of Information Technology Policy).
The Fair Use Checklist
This checklist helps you evaluate whether your use of a material constitutes 'fair use'. (from the Columbia University Libraries).