Answered By: Katie Hutchison
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2016     Views: 32

Under the “fair use” rule of copyright law, a person may make limited use of another author’s work without asking permission. As noted in the Fair Use Checklist box:

"There's no one right answer as to what constitutes a "fair use" of a particular copyrighted work. The answer varies from situation to situation."

Here are some suggested guidelines for both photocopying and Sakai at Walsh University:

Using Materials Found on the Internet

  • Always credit the source
  • If you are using the information on your personal webpage ask permission or simply link to the site
  • If you receive permission to use the material keep a copy for your records

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