The Libraries are offering a new video, A Window on Fair Use, which provides an overview of US Copyright law’s Fair Use provisions.
The 9-minute video explains how you can employ the concept of “Fair Use” under US copyright law to legally reuse copyrighted content without permission from the copyright holder. It reviews the “four factor” analysis to assess whether a proposed use is likely to be a “fair use,” and offers relevant tools to support your own fair use analysis.
The tutorial also provides information on finding content that is available for flexible reuse, because it is in the public domain or offered under a creative commons license. It offers brief information on seeking permission to use for content when fair use does not apply.
For more information on Fair Use, see:
- The upcoming IAP session on “Demystifying Fair Use,” offered by the Libraries and Office of General Counsel
- The Scholarly Publishing Website’s copyright page