Examples of fair use in United States copyright law include commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, and scholarship.
Fair use provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author’s work under a four-factor test.
What counts as fair use?
In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. If your use qualifies as a fair use, then it would not be considered an infringement.
What are the 4 points of fair use?
The four factors judges consider are: the purpose and character of your use. the nature of the copyrighted work. the amount and substantiality of the portion taken, and.
How long is fair use?
There is no length that can be used generally. Rules of thumb are: If you use all of the original film, or a good part of it, that is a copyright violation. So, using an extract of 20 seconds from a one minute movie will be hard to defend as “fair use”.
How is fair use determined?
There is no simple formula or method to easily determine whether a particular use of a copyrighted work is a fair one. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.