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Copyright Fair Use Law 107

As a public service to our customers, we are providing the text to the Copyright Fair Use Law 107 provided by the United States Copyright Office. Please familiarize yourself with this information before you use any material on your web site that you did not create yourself. We insist that you obtain permission from the original copyright owner of any items you wish to post on your web site prior to uploading them to the server.

Below the quoted law you can find other resources which can help you to better understand what you can and can not upload to your web site according to law.

Active Web Hosting reserves the right to take offline any domain that does not comply with United States Laws.


Copyright Fair Use Law 107

§ 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use38

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

  1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

  2. the nature of the copyrighted work;

  3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

  4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.


NOTE: The above law passage references other sections in the copyright law that may place further restrictions on use of works. Please read through the entire Copyright Fair Use Law 107 for full information.

For More Information And Research

The links below are provided for your further research and information. They may help you understand the Fair Use Law further and may give you a better idea of what is allowable content on your web site.

 

Disclaimer: Please note that the information we provide is for your reference only. We can not give legal advice. If you should require legal councel, please consult with a qualified attourney in your jursidiction.

 


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