Fair use is a concept embedded in U.S. law that recognizes that certain uses of copyright-protected works do not require permission from the copyright holder. (See Title 17, section 107)
The following four factors are used to determine if a use is fair:
* Not all uses in an academic context are automatically considered fair use!
A Fair Use analysis is an essential step in determining Fair Use. See the box below for a handy Fair Use analysis tool!