|Factors to Consider||Possible Fair Use||Probably Need Permission|
|Purpose and Character of Work||Noncommercial, Educational, Scholarly, Newsworthy||Commercial, Entertainment|
|Nature of the Work||Factual, Based on Public Documents||Creative|
|Degree of Use||Small Portion of Work Copied||Entire Work copied|
Compared to Length of Work
|Small % used||Large % used|
|Exposure||Single Use, Small Audience||Multiple Use, Large Public Audience|
|Honesty of Use||Good Faith, Credit to Owner||Deception, Dishonesty|
Copyright Ruling, Chronicle of Higher Ed - May 15, 2012.
Fair-Use Guide Seeks to Solve Librarians’ VHS-Cassette Problem - article in online CHE - January 25, 2012.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries - January 2012.
"3-D" Printer and Copyright - article in the NYTimes, Nov 14, 2011, page B8.
The Association of Research Libraries has an excellent brochure, for faculty and teaching assistants,
called "Know your Copy Rights."
It's available at www.knowyourcopyrights.org/resourcesfac/kycrbrochure.shtml. Topics include: fair use, the advantage of linking to instead of copying works,
special provisions for displaying or performing works in classes, and a one-page chart that highlights 24 situations when various categories of works can be used.
Copyright Clearance Center: easy-to-use solutions for permission to re-use content.
COPYRIGHT RESOURCES PROJECT:
Working with Copyright–Protected Materials in a Digital Environment is a comprehensive website with links to many resources.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA): Public Performance Licenses and how to obtain them, briefly and clearly.
"Whenever a copyright law is to be made or altered, then the idiots assemble." from Mark Twain's Notebook, 1902-1903. See twainquotes.com.