CISC101_2I_Fair_Use - M adison 1 Clara Madison Henry Kim...

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Clara Madison Henry Kim Business Law December 17, 2009 Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials Fair use laws and guidelines have developed over the course of many court decisions and have been codified in Section 107 of the United States copyright law. The purpose of fair use is to allow portions of copyrighted materials to be used for certain activities, such teaching, comment, or example. The copyright law provides four factors in determining if use of a work is fair use: 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; and 4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work (United States Copyright Office). Even these guidelines do not specifically indicate how much of a work’s use is legally considered fair, and acknowledging the source of a quotation or portion of a work does not mean that permission to use the work can be assumed. 491e94c0a744d42524f7a79877af1962b9983d37
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2011 for the course CISC 101 taught by Professor Zakos during the Fall '09 term at Northampton Community College.

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