The Copyright Office website provides a wealth of important information and resources. Visit the site to register a copyright, search copyright registrations, view the copyright statute and regulations, and find guidance on copyright issues.
Fair use is a statutory exception to a copyright holder's exclusive rights. Fair use allows use of otherwise copyright protected material without permission from the copyright holder in certain circumstances. The resources below explain fair use, illustrate how courts have interpreted fair use, and help users determine whether a given use is fair.