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Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 23, 2022

Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - 25 examples of acceptable fair use under copyright law

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Introduction

These are general and not to be construed as legal advice.  Copyright law has serious penalties for infringement but this list aims to illustrate some things that might be deemed acceptable fair use.

Sample Fair Use Arguments

1. A newspaper quoting a few lines of a song in a review of the song.

2. A student using portions of a copyrighted work in a school paper.

3. A teacher showing portions of a copyrighted movie in a classroom.

4. A book reviewer quoting a few lines from a book in a review of the book.

5. A documentary producer using portions of a copyrighted work for the purpose of commentary or criticism.

6. A blogger posting a thumbnail image of a copyrighted photo to illustrate a point.

7. A scholar using portions of a copyrighted work in a research paper.

8. A parodist using portions of a copyrighted work to create a parody. 9. A library archiving and preserving a copyrighted work.

10. A student sharing a short clip from a copyrighted movie on a social media platform.

11. A student or teacher using portions of a copyrighted work in a multimedia presentation.

12. A student quoting portions of a copyrighted work in an exam. 13. A student making limited copies of a copyrighted work for classroom use.

14. A student or teacher using limited portions of a copyrighted work in an online course.

15. A student or teacher using limited portions of a copyrighted work in a podcast.

16. A student or teacher using limited portions of a copyrighted work in a blog post.

17. A museum displaying a copyrighted work for educational purposes.

18. A student or teacher using limited portions of a copyrighted work in a video project.

19. A student using a copyrighted work in an art project.

20. A student using portions of a copyrighted work in a school play.

21. A student using portions of a copyrighted work in a school newspaper.

22. A student using portions of a copyrighted work in a school magazine.

23. A student using portions of a copyrighted work in a school report.

24. A student using portions of a copyrighted work in a school presentation.

25. A student using portions of a copyrighted work in a web page or website.

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