|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.
Copyright and the World's Most Popular Song: Happy Birthday
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.