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Intellectual Property Explained: Fair Use

Crash Course Fair Use Video

See the rest of the series about intellectual property on YouTube.

Fair Use

"To determine whether you are within fair use, the law calls for a balanced application of four factors. These four factors come directly from the fair use provision, Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act and they have been examined and developed in judicial decisions."

  • Factor 1: The Purpose and Character of the Use
  • Factor 2: The Nature of the Copyrighted Work
  • Factor 3: The Amount or Substantiality of the Portion Used
  • Factor 4: The Effect of the Use on the Potential Market for or Value of the Work

Source:  Used under a CC BY/NC license from the Copyright Advisory Office of Columbia University.