The Hoodoo Community is rife with bitchy supremacists, who believe they are discovering the wheel with every candle thy light!

If you are listed on our educational site for student inspiration, you have two choices:

  1. Be grateful
  2. Read what is law below!

If you still have delusions of Grandeur, please email us: support@hoodoowitch.net where we will have a huge laugh and then respectfully help your neurotic ways by deleting your content and you altogether.

Unfortunately, when people are not educated they do not understand how educational institutions teach! HW offers and suggests books, posts, and articles to touch, move and inspire the students. All these SHOULD be sufficiently credited.

 

What Constitutes Fair Use?

Section 107 of the U.S. copyright law lists the following factors “to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair”:

  • The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of 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
  • The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work

The U.S. Copyright Office also notes: “Under the fair use doctrine of the U.S. copyright statute, it is permissible to use limited portions of a work, including quotes, for purposes such as commentary, criticism, news reporting, and scholarly reports. There are no legal rules permitting the use of a specific number of words, a certain number of musical notes, or percentage of a work.”

How long does a copyright last?

For works published after 1977, the copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. However, if the work is a work for hire (that is, the work is done in the course of employment or has been specifically commissioned) or is published anonymously or under a pseudonym, the copyright lasts between 95 and 120 years, depending on the date the work is published.

All works published in the United States before 1923 are in the public domain. Works published after 1922, but before 1978 are protected for 95 years from the date of publication. If the work was created, but not published, before 1978, the copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. However, even if the author died over 70 years ago, the copyright in an unpublished work lasts until December 31, 2002. And if such a work is published before December 31, 2002, the copyright will last until December 31, 2047.