What this tool can do for you:
Help you better understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under the U.S.
Collect, organize & archive the information
you might need to support a fair use evaluation.
Provide you with a time-stamped, PDF document for
your records [example],
which could prove valuable, should you ever be asked
by a copyright holder to provide your fair use
evaluation and the data you used to support it.
Provide access to educational materials,
external copyright resources, and contact
information for copyright help at local & national levels.
What this tool cannot do for you:
- This tool does not provide legal advice. It records the information you provide it as well as your own judgment on the fairness of the use. See the tool for more information.
- Only a court of law can definitively rule on whether a use is fair or unfair. This tool does not assume or predict a court outcome.