The Infomercantile:General disclaimer

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Fair Use and Copyrighted Materials

This website is an educational, research-based website that endeavors to inform the general public of things that are of interest to me. As such, various copyrighted works are included as examples and references. I make an effort to properly credit the source of each item, but in many cases the information I have is limited and I cannot do so properly.

If your copyrighted materials appear on my website, you may inform me of such, and how you would like credited. As the site does not make money off of direct sales of copyrighted material, and could be considered as an amalgam of journalism, scholarship, and research, inclusion of copyrighted materials is considered to be fair use.

If you would like content removed from this website, please email me with your concerns. I cannot guarantee I will remove the content, but I believe something can be worked out. If you believe I violate the tenants of fair use, please consider US Copyright law and address the various points that the courts use to identify fair use, such as substantiality and effect on potential markets in your cease and desist letter.

Fair Use, According to US Copyright Law

"Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—

  1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
  3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work."[1]