Shiffman Medical Library

Fair Use Checklist

To determine whether your use of material is likely to be protected under the Fair Use doctrine (Section 107 in the copyright code), check all applicable factors below, then click "Evaluate Fair Use". You may print the resulting page to keep with your material for future reference.

The Wayne State University Library System offers this Fair Use checklist as part of its general copyright information on this site. The information presented is not a substitute for legal advice obtained from a licensed attorney. Please see our Digital Media Copyright Guidelines for further information about our copyright policies.

Factor 1: Purpose and Character of the Use

Weighs in Favor of Fair Use

Weighs Against Fair Use

Factor 2: Nature of Copyrighted Work

Weighs in Favor of Fair Use

Weighs Against Fair Use

Factor 3: Amount and Substantiality of Portion Used

Weighs in Favor of Fair Use

Weighs Against Fair Use

Factor 4: Effect on Market for Original

Weighs in Favor of Fair Use

Weighs Against Fair Use

Checklist originally from University System of Georgia. Used with permission.

Shiffman Medical Library
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