Three Questions to Ask Yourself About Fair Use Before Using Copyrighted Material

Via LaughingSquid

In a rather enlightening episode of Everything Is a Remix, host Kirby Ferguson explains the concept of Fair Use and legality of this doctrine. He also offers three provocative questions to ask yourself before using copyrighted material.

I recommend using this three-step test. For each clip you want to use. Number one: Is the clip you are using illustrating a point? …Number two: Is this point clear to the average viewer? And lastly number three: Did you use only the amount that was reasonably appropriate to make your point? …if you can answer yes to all three you have a strong case for Fair Use.

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1 Comment

  1. Intellectual property is not a valid form of property. That said — be careful out there. Men with guns think they have the right to use them to enforce this non-property.


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