Copyright and Fair Use Tutorial

This tutorial provides an overview of the basics of copyright and fair use in U.S. copyright law.

Welcome and Instructions

Thank you for participating in UTSA Libraries' Copyright and Fair Use Tutorial! 

The following are the learning objectives for this tutorial: copyright logo

  • Students will understand the basics of US copyright law, including what kind of items copyright law covers and for how long
  • Students will understand exceptions to the copyright law, particularly fair use
  • Students will learn the Four Factor Test and how to conduct a fair use analysis
  • Students will learn when they can apply fair use in their own work and when they need to seek copyright permission and/or licensing

To get started, progress through the tabs on the left-hand side of the screen in order. Each tab will contain several resources for you to review, including videos and other web pages. Thoroughly review all the resources provided and complete the assessment.