Wednesday, July 17, 2013

When can copy-written material be used.

On my  Google + Writer's Discussion Group a group member asked about the use of copy-written material, a member's answers included the copywriter site for "fair use" under copywriter law. 

I went to the copywriter site and re-acquainted myself with the "fair use" law. So, the short is that to use someone's work its essential to comply with limitations under "fair use.” Section 107 of copywriter law "contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research." 

There are other factors on Section 107 to determine  "fair use", for additional information go to: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

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