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This section describes how faculty, staff, and students may use works on non-curricular webpages. 

Follow the steps given in section 5 of this guide, “When Copyright Permission Is Needed.”

Sample Scenario

Q:  Can I include on my website a text or image created by someone else? 

A:  Probably not, unless you have the copyright owner’s permission.

Fair Use analysis:

Purpose Moderately unfavorable. Your use is entertainment or general interest. If you are profiting from the site, your use is commercial (less favorable).
Nature Favorable or unfavorable. The work in question is factual (more favorable) or creative (less favorable).
Amount Favorable or unfavorable. You are using a portion of the work (more favorable) or the whole work (less favorable).
Effect Unfavorable. You are making the work publicly accessible. This could replace sale of the work or significantly impair the market or potential market for the work.