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Copyright: Resources for Teaching Fair Use

This guide provides practical information and guidance on copyright and Fair Use issues. It includes online tutorials for classroom use.

Four Factors for Fair Use

1. Purpose 
      Is the use for non-profit or is it commercial?

2. Nature of the Copyrighted Work 
      Is the work more facutal or imagainative?

3. Amount and Substantiality 
      How much of the work will 
      you use?

4. Effect of use on the Potential Market 
      If this use was widespread, what kind of effect would it have
    on the market for the original or persmissions?


Resources for Teaching Fair Use

Created at Bucks County Community College.

In this case study, the leaders of Project Look Sharp at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, discuss their experiences developing a media literacy curriculum that featured copyrighted images from Newsweek magazine.

Fair Use produced by Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard

In this short video you will learn about fair use, the four factors that determine whether a use of a copyrighted work is fair, and examples of each of them from famous fair use cases.

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