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Copyright on Campus: Fair Use Guidelines

A user-friendly guide to understanding copyright and fair use issues at Bennington College.

What is Fair Use?

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Is this "Fair Use?"

The following links can provide helpful information on deciding if you are using copyrighted material fairly:

  • The Fair Use Evaluator can help you decide if you are using copyrighted materials "fairly" under the U.S. Copyright Law.
  • Exceptions for Instructors assists in identifying if an intended use meets the requirements set out in the copyright law.
  • Fair Use Checklist for Faculty A tool from The University of Arizona to help instructors determine what can be copied under the law.