Fair Use
Definition of Fair Use
a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author a creative work, is a doctrine in the United States copyright law that allow limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the right holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship.

History of Fair Use
The doctrine only existed in the U.S. as a common law until it became part of the Copyright Act of 1976

Quick Facts about Fair Use
The creator of any material has the right who can make changes and use original text/images
The creator need to have visual proof to copyright the work
If using information always remember to cite the information

Use the following site to find the guidelines to copyright


Educational Significance
To inform students and teachers rules about downloading information online and using someones work without using citation.
To inform students how to correctly cite images and text used by the student for any use in school.

Link to educate students about copyrighting:


Wikipedia Search: Fair Use (Accessed: 06/05/2011) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use.
Parness, A.P. (2007). Welcome to copyright kids!. Retrieved from http://www.copyrightkids.org/
Lawrence, R.S. (2011). Things everyone should know about copyrights. Retrieved from http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/things-everyone-should-know-about-copyrights
Copyright and fair use guidelines for teachers. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.sandhills.edu/blackboard/copyright.html
Schrock, K. (2004). Copyright and fair use. Retrieved from http://nausetschools.org/pdf/fairuse_slides.pdf

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Links to resources on copyright and fair use
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