Please complete and retain a copy of this form in connection with each possible "fair use" of a copyrighted work for your project.

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Favoring Fair Use
Opposing Fair Use

Teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use)

Commercial activity



Profiting from the use





Nonprofit Educational Institution

Bad-faith behavior



Denying credit to original author




News reporting


Transformative or Productive use (changes the work for new utility)


Restricted access (to students or other appropriate group)



Favoring Fair Use
Opposing Fair Use

Published work

Unpublished work


Factual or nonfiction based

Highly creative work (art, music, novels, films, plays)


Important to favored educational objectives


Favoring Fair Use
Opposing Fair Use

Small quantity

Large portion or whole work used


Portion used is not central or significant to entire work

Portion used is central to work or "heart of the work"


Amount is appropriate for favored educational purpose

Favoring Fair Use
Opposing Fair Use

User owns lawfully acquired or purchased copy of original work

Could replace sale of copyrighted work


One or few copies made

Significantly impairs market or potential market for copyrighted work or derivative


No significant effect on the market or potential market for copyrighted work

Reasonably available licensing mechanism for use of the copyrighted work


No similar product marketed by the copyright holder

Affordable permission available for using work


Lack of licensing mechanism

Numerous copies made


You made it accessible on Web or in other public forum


Repeated or long term use

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