Fair Use is, according to Stanford University Libraries' information on fair use, "any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and "transformative" purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner."
There are four factors in determining Fair Use:
Because fair use is an interpretive aspect of copyright law, these links can help assist in determining what is fair use.
The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act, or TEACH Act: Allows the performance and display of copyrighted works for online distance education purposes, which only applies to performances of nondramatic literary works or musical works in their entirety and limited portions of other works, provided:
Here are some suggestions for faculty and students about copyright from the University of Maryland.