Best Practices in Fair Use in Scholarly Research

“Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances. … It is a general right that applies even in situations where the law provides no specific authorization for the use in question.”

– Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication

The International Communication Association published a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication in June 2010 after review by a legal advisory board. The Code was brought to the attention of all members of the Council of Communication Associations in September 2011. The Executive Committee of the National Communication Association endorsed it in January 2012.

The Code “identifies four situations that represent the current consensus within the community of communication scholars about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials.”

Read the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication.