Fair Use


This Site may contain copyrighted material, the use of which may not have been specifically authorized by the copyright owner, and its availability has made in good faith under Fair Use provisions to United States Copyright Law.

In accord with our blog’s informational, satirical, critical, educational, and editorial content, we may make such material available to our Readers in order to educate them on photographic technique, and/or inform, satirize, criticize, educate, editorialize, and/or report on topics of interest within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond. We believe this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as described in United States Copyright Law.

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, such material in our Site’s blog is distributed, without profit, to those who have demonstrated an interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

Title 17 United States Code, Section 107

“Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—

  • the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  • the nature of the copyrighted work;
  • the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  • the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.”

Adrian Feliciano