Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Debunking myths about fair use, part of Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Dive.
- Fair use is a copyright concept…that is often misunderstood.…Fair use is an exception to copyright infringement.…It's essentially a defense.…In other words, you may have actually copied,…which is technically a copyright violation.…But you are not guilty of infringement…because you have a defense under fair use.…What constitutes fair use?…Fair use is evaluated using a multi-part test…that hinges on four factors.…First, the purpose and character…of the accused infringer's work.…
The focus here is on the infringer's work.…What is the infringer doing?…Is the work newsworthy?…Is the work something that criticizes…the copyrighted work?…Is the work transformative,…creating a wholly new work?…Second, the nature of the copyrighted work.…The focus here is on the nature…of the work that is infringed.…Is it a fact-heavy document…where all of the facts are not copyrightable…and only the selection and arrangement is protectable?…Or is the work a highly creative fictional work?…Three, the amount and substantiality of the portion used.…
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- Explain why you should file for copyright certification.
- Determine what course of action will guarantee the end of infringement?
- Relate copyright to the purchase of software.
- Define public domain.
- List what you need to send the Copyright Office for copyright certification.