Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use. Section 107 calls for consideration of the following four factors in evaluating a question of fair use:
excerpted from Copyright.gov
Many digital works are also available for inclusion in your video under a creative commons license. This video provides a broad overview of creative commons. Make sure you understand your rights and the rights of others as you consider adding others' media to your recorded videos.
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