Fair Use (Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976) allows libraries and educational institutions to use copyrighted works for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
According to the Fair Use provision, to determine whether using a work in any particular case is fair use, the following factors must be considered (information in brackets added):
Note: Where Fair Use is concerned don't confuse your right to use the material without permission with your obligation to cite the source of the material. Even if the material isfairly used (for educational, non-profit purposes), credit still needs to be given to the author/creator of the material.
If you ever doubt whether your use of copyrighted material is considered fair use, you should seek permission from the copyright owner.
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