Fair Use

The doctrine of fair use has been codified in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law.  Section 107 also sets out four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair.

  1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work
  3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work

About Fair Use 

Fair Use and Guidelines from the American Library Association

Copyright Basics (FAQ)

For further information about the University’s copyright policies, please contact University Copyright Officer in the Wilson Library at (909) 448-4300 or vtripuraneni@laverne.edu.