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Copyright, Fair Use, and Public Domain: Fair Use

Provides guidelines and resources for finding media and giving attribution.


The four factors considered by the legal system are:

  • the purpose and character of your use
  • the nature of the copyrighted work
  • the amount and substantiality of the portion taken, and
  • the effect of the use upon the potential market.

Stanford's Fair Use Charts and Tools 

Fair Use Checklist - this is the checklist supplied in Module Three 

Sample Fair Use Statement

Using copyrighted material in the classroom under fair use provisions:

This handout (presentation etc.) contains copyrighted materials that have been used under the fair use provisions of US copyright law.  Further use, duplication, or distribution is prohibited. 

 © Title of work, Author