In the digital age, everyone is a publisher or a maker or a creator. Whether you work in a studio or a classroom, understanding copyright is a foundational skill. VCU Libraries Copyright for Creators series presents a workshop on fair use, a doctrine in United States copyright law that permits certain uses of copyrighted works without permission from the copyright holder. Those who want to assert their right to fair use must determine if their use is fair on a case-by-case basis, using the particular details and context of their use, the four factors set out in copyright law, and other relevant considerations.
Workshop participants are invited to bring a potential use case to the workshop, where the four factors of fair use and various fair use court cases will be discussed to help guide participants in their own fair use analysis. However, no legal advice will be provided, and participants will not be given final yes/no answers about their use case.