Publishing. Presenting. Educating. Citing.
Fair use can apply to usage of others' content in any of these academic work scenarios, yet its rules for use is very subjective, because it depends on each individual circumstance for use. Is it legal? It can be. Is it lazy? It shouldn't be. Is it straightforward? It isn't.
This guide explains what fair use is and provides example scenarios and analysis resources to help you evaluate whether fair use can be acceptably applied for your own circumstances.
Many of the examples in the following pages are taken from the "Fair Use and Copyright for Online Education" guide by Andrée Rathemacher, Julia Lovett, and Angel Ferria of the University of Rhode Island Libraries, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
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