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Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states:
"The Congress shall have power...To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries..."
Wondering if your use of copyrighted material qualifies as fair use? Enter your information into this tool and it will help you decide. If you don't understand fair use, complete the informational module.
Use this printable sheet to evaluate your use of materials to determine if it is fair use. The list comes from Columbia University.
College of Lake County Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) is based on the Lansing Community College Library Research Guide that was edited by Amy Larson, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on design by Regina Gong