The doctrine of Fair Use affords members of the academic community many opportunities to use copyrighted material. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Code of Best Practices in Fair Use informs the BenU Library's local policies and practices.
Below are four factors to consider when determining whether or not your intended use of copyrighted material constitutes fair use:
Additional Resources for Fair Use Analysis
Copyrighted materials are protected from infringement and other illegal use by federal and state laws. Willful misuse by Benedictine University employees or students can result in severe penalties including fines and imprisonment for individuals, as well as employee termination and student expulsion. Guidance provided by the Benedictine University Library should not be considered legal counsel. All costs and fees associated with obtaining copyright permission(s) are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) seeking copyright permission, and not the Benedictine University Library.
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