Below is a printable checklist to help you determine fair use.
What is Fair Use?
Fair use provisions of U.S. copyright law allow use of copyrighted materials on a limited basis for specific purposes without the permission of the copyright holder.
It is necessary to weigh all four factors to decide whether a fair use exemption seems to apply to a proposed reuse. Courts take a holistic approach -- they do not simply add up a positive or negative for each factor.
Judges have tended to focus on two questions that collapse the four factors:
To help support a fair use case for an image:
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