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Copyright, some helpful resources

Four tests of fair use

1. What is the character of the use? Is it "transformative" so that a new work or new use is created?  

2. What is the nature of the work to be used ? Facts and published works are "fair use" more than imaginative, unpublished ones.

3. How much of the work will be used ? Small amount or an appropriate amount for transformative purpose is better.

4. Effect of Use Upon the Potential Market. Would your use deprive the copyright owner of income or undermine a potential market? 

Finding and Using Images

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