"Fair Use" enables educators to use copyrighted materials without permission but due diligence regarding your fair use analysis in good faith must be established. Please note that while due diligence in the analysis of fair use and the recording of this due diligence and good faith is helpful in a court of law, it is not a guarantee of a finding of fair use in court. Stanford University Libraries offers several tools and charts you may use to clarify and establish due diligence.
When you have completed one of the tools and recorded your responses, determine if the analysis you have made tips the balance toward Fair Use or toward asking permission. If you determine that the balance tips in favor of Fair Use, be sure to use the material only in the way you represented in the analysis. Save your documentation as evidence of due diligence.
When Fair Use applies
When Fair Use applies to a resource to be used in the classroom and Mayo Libraries does not own the material or only owns one copy:
Instructors need to help support Mayo's compliance with copyright/licensing guidelines. Best practices for documenting copyright compliance includes
For more information, see Copyright Compliance