When can journalists use copyrighted material? What is considered fair use? Here are a few resources:
Student Press Law Center Guide to Fair Use
Key factors to consider: Purpose and character; nature of the work; quantity of the work used; and effect on the value of the work.
Helps you figure out when a book, song, etc., lapses into public domain.
- Fair Use Best Practices from the Center for Social Media at American University
What Would Fair Use Look Like in an Online Era?
C.W. Anderson proposes four-part test to add to the already existing four-part "fair use test. (Published July 24, 2009)