FAIR USE CHART
(The chart and info are not meant to be legal advice.)

 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
Portion Used
Compared to Length of Work
Small % used Large % used
Exposure Single Use, Small Audience Multiple Use, Large Public Audience
Premeditation Spontaneous Systematic, Continuing
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.

October 2011 UCLA Case: Court dismisses lawsuit challenging streaming instructional videos ( IALLT Journal article on the issues.)

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.

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