Category: Fundamentals of Copyright

Fundamentals of Copyright #8: Fair Use III

Fair Use provides guidelines, but very few hard and fast rules. As an example, sometimes using large amounts of a copyrighted work (perhaps even all of the copyrighted work) will qualify as a Fair Use, while sometimes using only a small amount of a copyrighted work will not qualify as Fair Use. As several cases show, the key is that all four of the factors must be considered.

Fundamentals of Copyright #2: Basic Mantra and Some Exceptions

In this episode, Prof. Crews looks at the basic mantra of copyright: copyright applies instantly and automatically to original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Some of the exceptions to copyright are examined, such as facts, ideas, and works of the federal government being outside of copyright.