Happy Fair Use Week

FairUseWeek-Logo-header-color      Happy Fair Use Week!

It is time to celebrate the Four Factors:

“In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;

(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. “

(quoted from http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#107)

The Fair Use Week website lists helpful resources here. I was particularly interested in the Power Point presentation I’m an artist by Georgia Harper. It outlines good strategies for artists who need to navigate fair use when creating works inspired or derived from the work of other creators.

Harvard University Library has a nice blog post pointing to some interesting resources here.

(Those in your household not interested in fair use may prefer to celebrate Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day today.)