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Fair Use Questionnaire

Four factor test

Consider four factors (purpose, nature, amount, effect) when weighing whether use of a copyrighted source falls under educational fair use guidelines as defined by Section 107 of the Copyright Law of the United States of America. One way to establish if an instance constitutes educational fair use is to complete the following questionnaire and analyze the results to determine if your proposed use is justified under fair use interpretation.Attention: Professors photocopying materials for course content, consider Factor 4: Effect carefully. 

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