The following links can be helpful in determining what is permissable and if your use of copyrighted work will fall under fair use.
Relevant legislation that has impacted the polices of Copyright and Fair Use.
Copyright is legal protection for creative intellectual works. Almost any expression of an idea is covered by copyright. This includes text (such as books, articles, emails, and web-based information), photographs, art, graphics, music, and software.
Works are now copyrighted at the moment of creation so before using another person's intellectual work, certain factors need to be considered.
Copyright does not protect works that:
For more detailed information including how copyright works, how it is used, and the consequences for unauthorized use, visit:
For more detailed CU policies regarding Copyright and the library, discoveries/patents, educational materials, or technology transfers, please visit:
Fair Use is an exemption detailed in Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976. It allows certain exemptions of reproducing and distributing copyrighted materials for the following purposes:
However, not all uses of copyrighted work which fall under these categories can be considered Fair Use. So, to determine whether your purpose of using a work would fall under Fair Use, all of the following four factors must be considered:
Retrieved from: https://www.cusys.edu/ip/copyright/copy-exemptions_fair-use.html
For information on Fair Use and using materials for class, please click here.