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Copying, Reproducing, Adapting, and Other Uses of Content 

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

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To copy or reproduce an entire work without authorization from the copyright owner constitutes copyright infringement. However, a reasonable type and amount of copying of a copyrighted work is permitted under the fair use provisions of US copyright law.(§107) What constitutes fair use of copyrighted material in a given case depends on the following 4 factors(§107): 1. Purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes 2. Nature of the copyrighted work 3. Amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a

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