How well do you know the rules of fair use? Test your knowledge with these fair use myths and facts:
“Fair use is not a right”: Wrong! The Supreme Court has recognized fair use as a “First Amendment safeguard.”
“Fair use is a new idea”: Not so! Fair use dates back to English case law from the 1740s.
“Fair use is only permitted where use is non-commercial”: Commercial use is only one factor to consider.
“Digitization without authorization is not fair use”: The purpose of the digitation is important in determining fair use.