Fair use is an exception to and limitation of the exclusive rights of copyright holders, which allows members of educational and other institutions to reproduce protected material for educational purposes. Fair use may be determined by the evaluation of four factors relating to the use of the materials.
All four factors should be evaluated in each case, and no one factor can determine the outcome. While fair use applies to teaching, research, and other related activities, an educational purpose alone does not make a use fair. The purpose, character, and sustainability of the use must be evaluated in order to determine the fairness of the use.
In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use, the factors to be considered shall include:
Please use the Wagner College Fair Use Checklist (PDF) to determine whether or not your materials require permission for use.
Videocassettes and DVDs owned by the college may be viewed in person or mounted for distributive viewing over a secure server with the following provisions:
Images and Pictures
Assume that images and pictures are copyright protected.
Music, Music CDs and Sound Recordings
Archival Materials and Photographs
Wagner College retains exclusive rights to all institutional photographs and materials as well as monographs, letters, manuscripts and ephemera of the Edwin Markham Archive in Horrmann Library.
The provisions found in Circular 21, Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians, provide guidelines for reproduction of various types of works (i.e. poems, etc.). Always provide a copyright notice on the first page of copyrighted materials before they are printed.