Please see the guide on Copyright and Fair Use Basics for a more detailed explanation of copyright, fair use, and what this means to you as a member of the Wofford College community. Look for the Fair Use Checklist for the easiest way to make sure your project stays within the bounds of copyright law. Below you can read a quick outline of the four factors that will help you determine fair use.
To determine if an e-reserve is fair use, consider the character of the use, the nature of the work to be used, the amount used in proportion to the whole and the impact on the market for the work. Librarians and professors balance their own interests with the copyright owners' interests. This summary illustrates ways in which libraries can apply fair use criteria in the development of best practices for e-reserves.
Adapted from ALA