Copyright and fair use: how does it work?

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Rubens94 Posts 11 Registration date Friday October 16, 2020 Status Member Last seen February 21, 2021 - Oct 16, 2020 at 06:58 AM
HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024 - Oct 18, 2020 at 02:06 PM
Hi all!
I would like to publish educational videos about several topics, from animal evolution to historical events, but I'm confused about what kind of contents I can use without having troubles with copyright.
I see many people using pictures/videos, also without giving credit.
In some cases, they may use screen captures (for example, I want to talk about gorillas, I show you the wikipedia page about them) or cell phone videos (for example, I want to show you a scene from a movie, I film the movie on my tv).
Given that some of them are obviously infringing copyright, is it okay to use such contents if your video is educational (and you give credit)?

Thanks

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HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024 1,878
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 at 02:06 PM
Hi,

Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted content for educational purposes, as in your case, or for other purposes such as criticism, teaching, news reporting, research, comment, or scholarship.

For more info about "fair use", you can refer to these pages:
Rubens94 Posts 11 Registration date Friday October 16, 2020 Status Member Last seen February 21, 2021
Oct 18, 2020 at 10:42 AM
ok thanks a lot!
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HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024 1,878 > Rubens94 Posts 11 Registration date Friday October 16, 2020 Status Member Last seen February 21, 2021
Oct 18, 2020 at 02:06 PM
You're welcome!
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