Fair Use – pg 1 of 3-
There are some exceptions to the rights of copyright holders that allows for use of copyrighted material without permission of the copyright holder. The most common of these exceptions is called fair use.
The fair use exemption allows for educational use of copyrighted material. In most cases, books, articles, films, and other copyrighted materials used in a class are covered by fair use. This means the instructor does not have to get special permission or pay to use the materials in class although, of course, credit should always be given. This also means any copyrighted material students may use in class presentations or papers is also usually covered by fair use.