Fair use is a concept in U.S. law that protects the use of protected copyrighted works that doesn't require permission from the copyright holder. (See Title 17, section 107)
Four factors that determines fair use:
* Not all uses in an academic context are automatically considered fair use!
The fair use doctrine is the most important exemption for educational purposes. It allows the use of copyrighted works for teaching and research purposes.
Review these Common Scenarios to help you determine whether or not fair use is appropriate.