Fair Use

The doctrine of "fair use" allows people to copy brief portions of a published work for certain purposes (e.g., a reviewer quoting from a book being reviewed, or a scholar supporting an argument by quoting the work of another scholar). But it is a mistake to think that any educational use of published material is fair use. For guidance on what constitutes fair use, please visit the websites listed below.

For permission to reprint or reuse material from University of Massachusetts Press books, please visit our Rights & Permissions page.

Resources and information about copyright and fair use

Permission FAQs: Author Responsibilities and Copyright Guidelines courtesy of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP)

Myths About Fair Use article from Inside Higher Ed

Copyright Basics at Copyright Clearance Center

Fair Use at U.S. Copyright Office

Copyright and Fair Use at Stanford University Libraries

Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services