In this class we will be using images that we collect off the INTERNET. Using other people's image to make personal or educational art is a common practices. But when are you going over the line? How does this relate to plagiarism?

a quick video to explains.

Four Factors of Fair Use

  1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes [“educational purposes” can sometimes, but not always, be a strong factor that allows copying to qualify under fair use guidelines]
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work [a compilation of facts is more likely to constitute fair use, rather than a copyrighted song].
  3. The amount and substantially of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole [the smaller the amount copied, the more likely that it will be allowed under fair use].
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work [content considered to have low market value may be a better candidate for fair use].


Basically- if we are using this for Production purposes- ( this class) -changing it 3 times, and footnoting where we are getting it from, we should be OK.

Here is a good sheet to test for fair use to reference for future work outside of this class.