Before I delve deeper into each aspect of fair use, I thought I should go through how fair use came about and the reasons why it is there. Of course, I stumbled on this information while I was searching out more specifics for each part of fair use. Anywho, fair use was not always part of the copyright law. The law was strict in protecting the rights of authors. However, it became apparent that people wanted to use certain material for educational purposes. Thus, the fair use law made exceptions for when copyrighted material could be used without actually violated the copyright law.
When finding out if something passes under fair use, all tests are considered as a whole, meaning not passing one test does not necessarily mean you can't use the copyrighted work. I will post later on this topic.
Simpson, C. (2005). Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, fourth edition. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Publishing, Inc.
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