2.7.1.2.1: The Fair Use Doctrine

The Fair Use Doctrine (17 U.S.C. §107) is the privilege to use copyrighted material in a reasonable manner without consent. Fair use of a copyrighted work includes reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by other means for purposes such as:

1. Criticism;

2. Comment;

3. News reporting; and

4. Teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research.