Online guides to best practices in fair use

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Determining fair use is not often straightforward, but there are a number of tools available to help you, including interactive evaluation tools that walk you through the four factors of fair use, and help you to determine whether your use requires extra permission.

The Center for Media & Social Impact at American University in Washington, D.C., has developed a number of guides for best practices in fair use. They include best practices for use of images in teaching, research, and study, best practices for online video, and more.

Visit our Fair Use guide for links to evaluation tools and best practices.

Fair Use Week is being celebrated February 23-27 at the University of Chicago and throughout the U.S. and Canada, as coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries.