The Copyright Alliance understands that fair use isn’t always the easiest concept to grasp. So, we are providing free educational videos on fair use. These videos are specifically made for individual creators looking to learn fair use basics. Below you’ll find videos covering everything from an overview of the fair use doctrine to a breakdown of the four factors of fair use. In addition to the fair use videos listed below, we encourage you to review our main fair use page and join the Copyright Alliance for free to access additional webinars and a downloadable toolkit.
The Fair Use Doctrine
An overview of the fair use doctrine, its intent, and the types of uses.
Fair Use: What Is Parody?
An overview of the basics of what parody means and what does and does not count as parody fair use.
Fair Use Factors One & Two
Four factors must be considered in order to determine whether a particular use of a copyrighted work qualifies as a fair use under the law. Each factor is weighed on a case-by-case basis, and will either favor or disfavor a finding of fair use.
Fair Use Factors Three And Four
Four factors must be weighed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether a particular use of a copyrighted work qualifies as a fair use under the law.
Some Common Fair Use Mistakes
Fair use is a specific and conditional limitation on copyright, and not a universal right.
Applying Fair Use Today
With the growth of social media platforms, it’s fairly common to inadvertently infringe someone’s copyright under the mistaken belief that certain uses are fair uses. Unfortunately, this perception is aggravated by a lot of misleading public debate about fair use, which can actually get some well-meaning creators into legal trouble.