As artists, creators and fans of all shapes and sizes descend upon Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA this week, the principle of fair use will be there with them.
No, fair use is not the name of a new caped character, but it is a different kind of superhero to the fan fiction community. Fair use is a part of our nation’s copyright law that allows for the use of copyrighted materials for a limited and transformative purpose without permission. We know it is a tough story to tell, so the below infographic should help people understand just how important fair use is – from cookies, to cosplayers, to cocktail parties and more.
This is the second in our series of “day in the life” fair use infographics to help break down the important role it plays in our daily lives, especially in this digital age.