Under the copyright disclaimer against infringement, when creating and sharing content, it is important to follow the guidelines set forth by the fair use policy. This article will explain the factors that determine our stand on some assets displayed on our website.
Certain uses of copyrighted material, such as educational, affiliate, commentary, news reporting, criticism, teaching, or research, are considered fair use. Transformative use refers to a purpose that adds new meaning or message to the original work. If a use is transformative without owning the original, it is more likely to be considered fair use.
- Disclaimer Against Copyrighted Media
- Fair Use Policy
- Our Reason for Usage
WebsiteLamp discourage our viewers from redistributing those photos and videos that can be found here on our website. As an alternative, please share the link or the page itself when informing other people about what you have learned from our educational content.
Disclaimer Against Copyrighted Media
Some of the photos, videos, and text pertaining to a name, brand or company may have been used under Fair Use Policy. For the purpose of educating people about a certain topic or idea. Our intention is to provide useful information in the form of illustrations and context. Some of which are best described through assets found on the internet.
Using generic photos may be misleading for readers. That is why an exact photo, video, or brand name that fits the topic or idea may be needed from copyrighted sources. We comply with the request of their respective owners if they wish to change or have it removed on the corresponding page or post.
Fair Use Policy
Fair use is a legal doctrine that encourages freedom of expression by permitting, under certain circumstances, the unauthorized use of digital creation or artwork of a third-party. The Copyright Act provides the legal framework for assessing fair use for something and identifies certain types of uses, for example, criticism, commentary, news reports, teaching, research, and scholarship. As examples of activities that can be considered fair use. The following four factors for evaluating a question of fair use are required in international law:
1. Objectives and the character of use of Copyrighted materials
Including commercial uses or non-profit educational purposes: courts are concerned about the use of copyrighted work by a party claiming that fair use and are more likely to conclude that the education and non-commercial uses of non-profit products are fair. But this does not mean that all non-profit and non-commercial education are fair and all commercial uses are unfair.
The aim and the character of the use are instead balanced by the courts with the following other factors. Moreover, it is most common to consider “transformative” uses just. Transformative uses are those which add something new, for a different purpose or character, and which don’t replace the original use of the work.
2. The attributes of the copyrighted material as a whole
Courts examine the amount and quality of the copyrighted material used under this factor. Fair use is less likely to be found where a large proportion of the copyrighted work is included; where the use is based on a small number of copyrighted materials only, fair use is more likely.
That said, under certain circumstances, some courts have found that using an entire work is fair. In other contexts, it was decided not to use a small quantity of a copyrighted work fairly because the selection was an important part of the work or “the heart.”
3. Nature of the copyrighted content
This aspect explores how much the work used corresponds to the intent of copyright to facilitate artistic expression. There is a less likely to endorse an argument of fair use than to do factual work using a more artistic or imaginative work (for example, a book, movie, or song) (such as a technical article or news item). Furthermore, it is less likely to be deemed fair to use an unpublished work.
4. The Effect and Intention for Usage
Courts investigate whether, to what degree, unlicensed use is detrimental to the current or future market for the original work of the copyright owner. The courts consider in deciding this aspect if the existing demand for the original work is harmed by using it (for example by transferring the original sales) and/or whether it will be common by using it.
Our Reason for Usage
To properly provide more information about a topic in an educative manner, we may have used some copyrighted materials. Our reason behind it is that we would like to elaborate a topic by means of using the following:
- Brand Name Mention
- Product Description
- Service Explanation
- Images or Photos
- Animated Visuals or Videos
These said copyright-protected assets are commonly taken from search engines or online resources. Examples are Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Ask, Wikipedia, or DuckDuckGo. We respect assets that are not publicly available for their owner’s privacy.
Removal Request From the Owners of Copyright Items
We will comply if the owners of these said copyrighted materials are demanded to be removed from our website. Please note that we do not wish any harm by using these copyright-protected materials and we do not claim ownership over these materials.
WebsiteLamp only aims to provide an illustration or clearly explain a point for educational purposes when using these assets. To have the materials in use to be removed, please complete all required fields in the form below.
May we also request proof of ownership just for us to make sure that we are in contact with the real owner(s) of the copyrighted items. Thank you for your time in providing the details and may you have a wonderful day! We will respond to your request as soon as possible.