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IDeATe: 62-150-B: Introduction to Mediascapes: About Copyright & Fair Use

The Basics

4 Factors of Fair Use

1. Purpose & Character of Use

2. Nature of Copyrighted Work

3. Amount Used 

4. Effect of Potential Market or Value


Fair Use Index (U.S. Copyright Office)

Best Practices & Guides


Public Domain

The Public Domain in Graphic Novels

Both graphic novels are available as free downloads from the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke University.

Theft A History of Music  

Bound by Law

What is Copyright?


What is Fair Use?


What is Cultural Appropriation?