Copyright at Babson

Detailed guide to answer all your questions about copyright issues, for students, faculty and staff.

The Four Factors of Fair Use

Fair use is a legal doctrine embedded in the copyright law that allows for the use of copyrighted material without permission for educational and certain other stated purposes. In order to determine whether a particular usage falls into the category of fair use, one must weigh the four factors below. Every situation must be weighed separately, depending on the circumstances and context. No one factor is the deciding factor; they must be considered as a whole.

To get help navigating fair use, please contact your library liaison or Emily Miles.