Washington, DC asked in Copyright for District of Columbia

Q: I work for a nonprofit research/edu org. Does Fair Use apply to photos for our mag or do I need copyright permission?

We publish a journal bi-annually that has research-based articles with the purpose of informing both policy and the public. It has a print distribution of 10,000, and then is posted belatedly for free online. We have been using creative commons photos and those we can get permission for, but there are up-to-date government and technology photos that are hard to find either in creative commons or with access to a person/org we could even ask permission of.

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A: See: http://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/what-is-fair-use/

See: https://www.copyright.gov/fair-use/more-info.html

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