The purpose of fair use is to balance the rights of copyright owners and the benefit to the public.
Fair use is a provision of U.S. Copyright Law that recognizes certain uses of copyright-protected works which do not require permission from the copyright holder. (See Title 17, section 107)
Section 107 describes fair use as follows:
The fair use of a copyrighted work . . . 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:
Copying is generally considered to be within fair use if three of the four factors lean in that direction. The law does not specify percentages, page counts, or measurements. The AMBS Fair Use Analysis Checklist lists the criteria to be considered for each of the four factors.
AMBS faculty and library staff follow procedures outlined in two documents that are posted in the Providing Course Readings and Linking to Online Resources documents. These are also linked in the Course Resources menu of Moodle.
AMBS Librarians monitor developments in copyright compliance and advise faculty as needed. The AMBS Library staff provides scanning services for AMBS faculty.