Fair use is a right that may be exercised by people using others' copyrighted works without first seeking permission from the copyright holder. It is wise to establish a habit of analyzing your use of others' copyrighted works under the fair use guidelines and if determined fair, then attributing that portion of the work to the original creator.
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. This resource was created by Berkman Klein Center's Youth and Media team in collaboration with the Harvard Cyberlaw Clinic. This video has a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Test your understanding of Fair Use with the Fair Use Quiz from MIT: https://libraries.mit.edu/files/ospcl/fair-use-quiz/
Get a better undestanding of the fundamentals of Fair Use from this handy infographic from the Association of Research Libraries:
Some information on this page was taken from the "Yale University Library Copyright Guidance: Using Copyrighted Works" guide found at https://bit.ly/2FaBuov and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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