How do I know if my use is a fair use?

The most IMPORTANT thing is taking time to look at the FOUR FACTORS in the Fair Use Clause and reasoning whether your use is fair. Remember...CONTEXT and SITUATION determine how fair use applies

This tool has been developed to help teachers and students reason through the fair use process.
You can see an example of how this tool is being used HERE

Use the form online

The data from this form feeds into a google spreadsheet so you can compare how individuals or groups reason the fair use of copyrighted material in a work. If you would like to use this form in your work you can click here. If you have a google account, you can sign in and copy into your google account.
For more information email kristin.hokanson (at)

Print this form

If you don't have a google account or would like to print this form for use with your students you can download a pdf version of this form