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Educational Fair Use Section 107

Educational Fair Use Section 107

The definition of Educational Fair Use Section 107 is a Section within the scope of copyright law that addresses the use or reproduction of a copyrighted source that may be considered not only ‘fair’, but also appropriate, legal, and ethical. The Educational Fair Use Section 107 primarily addresses the use of criticisms, notes, reports, scholarly texts, and the subsequent extraction of information.

Although there currently does not exist a uniform parameter by which the usage of such scholarly resources can be used, their respective usage, as well as the subsequent validity of that usage, is measured on a case-by-case basis on the part of the U.S. Copyright Office. These parameters consist of:

The prospect of profiting from the usage as stated in the Educational Fair Use Section 107 in a commercial sense;

The amount of original content contrasted with copyrighted content;

The integrity of the nature of the work itself in tandem with the copyrighted work;

The avoidance of slander, libel, and defamation within the work addressed by the Educational Fair Use Section 107.

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