Fair use is a doctrine that permits educators and students to use copyrighted work in a fair and responsible manner. All of the four factors of fair use must be met in order to use a copyrighted work.
The four factors of fair use tell us whether or not we can use a work:
Purpose and Character of Use: The purpose should be educational or non-profit.
Nature of the Copyrighted Work: The work is factual and is unpublished.
Amount of Work to be Used: Using a small amount of the work and not all of it (e.g. a paragraph from a book, an excerpt from a poem, thirty seconds of a song)
Effect of use on the Market/Value of the Work: Using the ork does not deprive the creator or entity holding the copyright of any sales/does not affect profit.
For more information about fair use guidelines
please review the video below.
Guidelines for copying materials (Scheeren, 2010)
Do you have permission from the copyright holder to copy? If the answer is yes, proceed. If it is no, you may not copy
Is the material in the public domain? If yes, you may copy. If no, you may not copy.
Does the material fall under the fair use guidelines? If yes, you may copy. If no, you may not.
Scheeren, W. O. (2010). Technology for the school librarian, Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.