Fair use is a legal exemption to the exclusive rights of copyright holders. It is determined on a case-by-case basis and is based on a consideration of the following four factors:
Because intention is a part of the consideration, only the user can make the initial assessment of whether their use is fair. Please see the guide and checklist created by Cornell University to help you in your determination. We strongly recommend that you complete and retain this form for all Fair Use considerations you make.
Fair use rules do not state a concrete maximum of usable material (not a number of words, or a length of time, or a percent of total). Fair use also does not mean that RCC users can use/distribute any copyright material they want simply because RCC is an educational non-profit. We are bound by copyright law too!
Information contained on this website is educational in nature and is not to be construed as legal advice.