Special limitation: Fair use of a copyrighted work

The fair use of a copyrighted work for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, including multiple copies for classroom use, scholarship, research, and similar purposes is not an infringement of copyright.[1]

Factors to determine fair use

In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is fair use, the factors to be considered include:[2]

  1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for non-profit educational purposes;[3]
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work;[4]
  3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole;[5] and
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.[6]

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