Fair Use Disclaimer


Any and all materials used on this site, the main GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! site, any other sub-domains of GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!, and sub-sequently – any courses, lessons, articles, posts, and pages, podcasts, audio files and videos – which were not produced by GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – are not-only used in the most limited way possible, but also do not make up a substantial portion of any educational materials contained within this site and/or any of its Courses, Lessons, Topics, Quizzes, Etc.

The ONLY materials which were used from sources other than the mind of the creator of this site (and all other locations & mediums listed above) and the contents therein, are materials which were provided freely; with no copyright notice; and no notice of any other sources which would indicate improper usage.

Furthermore — every attempt has been made to discover if there is/was any possible infringement BEFORE using here and in all other locations listed above — but ultimately, any such material used here (and in all other locations & mediums listed above) is still done-so ONLY under the guidelines of what is referred to as “Fair Use”.

As I Am Not A Thief — and never intend to be one — if there be any claim of impropriety on my part, I hope that the one so-claiming will contact me respectfully, so that the situation can be addressed in the best way possible for all parties involved.


Have An Excellent Day!


The Information Contained Within This Site Is For Educational Purposes Only!!!



Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as:  Criticism, Comment, News Reporting, Teaching, Scholarship, Education, and Research.


“Fair Use” Is A Use Permitted By Copyright Statute That Might Otherwise Be Infringing




(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use)

“Fair Use” is a doctrine in the United States copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders — such as for:  Commentary, Criticism, News Reporting, Research, Teaching, and/or Scholarship.  It provides for the legal — non-licensed — citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author’s work under a four-factor balancing test.  The term “Fair Use” originated in the United States.  A similar principle — “Fair Dealing” — exists in some other Common-Law jurisdictions.  Civil Law jurisdictions have other limitations and exceptions to copyright.




(Source: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html)

One of the rights accorded to the owner of copyright is the right to reproduce or to authorize others to reproduce the work in copies or “phonorecords”.  This right is subject to certain limitations found in sections 107 through 118 of the copyright law (title 17, U.S. Code).  One of the more important limitations is the doctrine of “Fair Use”.  The doctrine of “Fair Use” has developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of the copyright law.

Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered “Fair”, such as:  Criticism, Comment, News Reporting, Teaching, Scholarship, and Research.  Section 107 also sets out in four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair:

  1. The purpose and character of the use — including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work
  3. The amount & substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work

The distinction between “Fair Use” and infringement may be unclear and not easily defined.  There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission.  Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission.

The 1961 Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law cites examples of activities that courts have regarded as fair use:  “Quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment;  Quotation of short passages in a scholarly or technical work, for illustration or clarification of the author’s observations;  Use in a parody of some of the content of the work parodied; Summary of an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report;  Reproduction by a library of a portion of a work to replace part of a damaged copy;  Reproduction By A Teacher Or Student Of A Small Part Of A Work To Illustrate A Lesson;  Reproduction of a work in legislative or judicial proceedings or reports;  Incidental and fortuitous reproduction, in a newsreel or broadcast, of a work located in the scene of an event being reported.”