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The Fair Use doctrine specifies four factors to evaluate whether or not a particular use is fair. We strive to remain within these guideposts, as follows:
- The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes. MagazineLiteracy.org is a 501(c)(3) educational charity that strictly uses images for non-commercial, non-profit, educational purposes to represent literacy needs defined by charitable community programs, schools, and libraries. Images are used to inform the public about the value of reading and providing magazines for literacy, mentoring, job training, and support for dislocated, at-risk children and families.
- The nature of the copyrighted work. MagazineLiteracy.org depicts published works as information or visual illustrations to help literacy programs and others identify the types of magazines and comics needed and available to meet community literacy needs, and to navigate to more detailed information about the magazines and comics available for distribution as reading resources. This improves our ability to match particular reading materials to specific literacy needs to improve the educational effectiveness of our literacy mission.
- The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole. Unless explicit permission is otherwise granted, the content of copyrighted works depicted by MagazineLiteracy.org, such as magazine and comic book covers, magazines and comics, and people reading magazines and comics, are shown as low resolution, thumbnail size images or represent a minimal portion of larger images.
- The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work. MagazineLiteracy.org is a charitable non-profit, non-commercial organization that does not compete with content owners or their commercial, artistic, or other ownership interests, or seek or produce pecuniary value by its activities.