Tool Disclaimer

THIS TOOL IS: Intended as a first step in helping librarians, educators & others better understand how to make fair use determinations.

THIS TOOL IS NOT: A source of legal advice or assistance.

  • Results are only as good as the input provided by the user and are intended to suggest next steps, and not to provide a final judgment on the fairness of any particular use.
  • The American Library Association, the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy, and Michael Brewer are not providing legal advice in the use of this tool.
  • Since every fair use claim depends on the specific context of the intended use, you should contact your institution's copyright specialist or legal advisor with any questions you may have.