International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 227

Full Length Research Paper

The impact of Cambridge and the determination of fair use in educational settings

Timothy D. Shields
  • Timothy D. Shields
  • Nova Southeastern University, United States.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 26 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 09 August 2016
  •  Published: 30 September 2016


The Fair Use exemption to copyright infringement is a difficult concept for those within the legal community because of its unique “case-by-case” application.  Without any red line rules, providing guidance to typical users is even more challenging. This paper reviews several recent cases regarding the application of Fair Use and how the interpretation of Fair Use varies across the Federal Circuits. The most recent case of Cambridge v. Patton is discussed as well.

Key words: Copyright infringement, fair use doctrine.