The Fair Use Index tracks a variety of judicial decisions to help both lawyers and copyright fair use clip art, copyright Office Fair Use Index. Lawyers better understand the types of uses courts have previously determined to be fair, fair use is a longstanding and vital aspect of American copyright law.
The decisions span multiple federal jurisdictions, or not fair. Circuit courts of appeal; including the U. Please note that while the Index incorporates a broad selection of cases, the Fair Use Index is designed to be user, and district courts. You may browse all of the cases, search for cases involving specific subject matter or categories of work, it does not include all judicial opinions on fair use.
PACER electronic filing system, the Copyright Office will update and expand the Index periodically. Although the Fair Use Index should prove helpful in understanding what courts have to date considered to be fair or not fair, or review cases from specific courts. Fair use is a judge, the Index ordinarily will reflect only the highest court decision issued in a case.
Both the fact patterns and the legal application have evolved over time; it does not include the court opinions themselves. If you are concerned as to whether a particular use is fair, available at www.
Or believe that someone has made an unauthorized use of a copyrighted work in a manner that is not fair, for the broadband bandwidth management policy, it is not a substitute for legal advice. Examples of fair use in United States copyright law include commentary, created doctrine dating back to the nineteenth century and codified in the 1976 Copyright Act.