Is It Fair Use?

Character and Purpose: Awareness

Educational and awareness campaigns are given greater Fair Use protections because of the inherent value they bring to society. As a result, the greater the altruistic and beneficial purpose of the campaign, the more lenient the court will be in general. This also means that while nonprofit organizations may be given greater lattitude, their use of the copyrighted work must actually pertain to their charitable purpose -- a nonprofit misappropriating a photograph for advertising would probably not be Fair Use, for instance.

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