A. Paying the creator a fair price for the work B. Using paid-for commercial products once and not sharing them C. Limited copying or distribution of published works without the author s permission D. Freeware that you obtain from the Internet
Fair use refers to limited copying and limited distribution of an author’s work without his/her permission. Unfair copying and distribution comes under plagiarism and copyright violations, both of which can have serious consequences. For instance, students studying in universities are strictly advised to keep the plagiarism percentage below an allowed minimum.
Usage of other’s work without their permission could result in a serious action in educational institutes such as colleges and universities. Similarly, copyright violations in the outside world could result in lawful action being taken against the culprit. Hence, one should always avoid unfair usage of others work or assets.