Fair Use in Education and Research — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office

Fair use offers an extraordinarily important opportunity for educators, researchers, and others to make reasonable and limited uses of copyrighted materials. Clipping, cutting, pasting, uploading, posting, and many other activities that are common at the university may be copyright infringements or may be within fair use. When do you need to think about fair use? Some example situations:

Source: copyright.columbia.edu

One of the best websites for anyone seeking to understand fair use of copyrighted materials in education.  The fair use checklist developed by Kenneth Crews is a fine tool.


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