From time to time I will appropriate information or images which are copyrighted without asking permission. As this is a non-profit endeavour and the use of said copyrighted material is intended for educational purposes I choose to hide behind the Fair Use banner, which I just actually read for the first time:

§ 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use40

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.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

When using a photo or quotation I will credit the photographer or author as provided by the source. If this isn’t good enough for you then please feel free to contact me and explain why I’m ruining your life. Should this not satisfy your vengeful bloodlust then lawyer up, bitch.

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