Copyright assures a bundle of exclusive rights for creators of works. Under the Fair Use provision, Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act, four factors can be considered to determine if a use is fair:
Copyright assures creators of works a bundle of exclusive rights including:
Works are protected automatically and do not require a copyright notice (©) or registration.
See the fair use resources to the right to learn how you can use copyrighted works.
General Fair Use tools:
Fair Use tools specificly for images:
The statement enumerates a number of favored purposes for which the use of a copyrighted image will typically be fair, such as:
The DIRC program guides you through a series of questions addressing the following five variables to determine if use is fair. The answer will be highlighted with a tan border. Keep in mind, DIRC is more conservative than VRA Statement on Fair Use.
1. The copyright status of the underlying work represented in the image.
2. The copyright status of the photographic reproduction.
3. The specific source from which you have obtained the image under consideration.
5. The intended use(s) of this image.