Copyright and Fair Use

Citing Sources

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Copyright: Fair Use

Fair Use of otherwise copyrighted media is guided by the "Fair Use" section of US Copyright law and explains how someone can reuse copyrighted content to create a new work with a new meaning. These new works of art often use short pieces of the original work in a new context, to critique, etc. Here is the Digital Media Law Project's detailed explanation of the Four Factors to consider if your intended reuse of media is protected under "Fair Use."

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