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Fair Use

Understanding copyright policy and ‘fair use’ guidelines

The Oviatt Library follows the four ‘Fair Use’ guidelines when accepting items for reserve. We consider:

  1. The purpose and character of the usage
  2. The total amount of the work used
  3. The nature of the work
  4. The effect on the potential market through the use of the copyrighted work

To review the United States Copyright Laws (Title 17, U.S. Code) please visit
http://www.copyright.gov/title17/

To review the United States Limitations on Exclusive Rights: Fair Use (Section 107) please visit
http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#107

For further reading on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act please visit
http://w2.eff.org/IP/DMCA/hr2281_dmca_law_19981020_pl105-304.html

For further information regarding California State University Northridge’s Copyright policy for Online Instruction, please visit http://www.csun.edu/online/Pedagogy_Copyright.htm

For further information on getting copyright permission for use in classrooms or on reserve, please visit
http://www.publishing.wsu.edu/copyright/permission.html

For further reading on Fair Use, please view Fair Use of Copyrighted Works: A Crucial Element in Educating America
http://www.halldavidson.net/FAIRUSE.PDF
or

Available in pamphlet form at the Reserves, Periodicals & Microform desk

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