Copyright Information & Education: Fair Use

1 03 2006

Overview of the fair use doctrine “which allows users of copyrighted works to exercise some rights under certain circumstances without seeking permission or paying royalties.” It is “probably the most important exemption to copyright protections for educational settings, allowing many uses of copyrighted works for the purposes of teaching and research.” Includes a description of the four fair use factors and tools for evaluating the applicability of the doctrine. From the University of Minnesota Libraries. URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/fairuse.phtml

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