Fair use typically refers to educational use where you are using the quotation, graphic, table, etc. as part of a research or other type of paper for school or research purposes. Here are the guidelines for fair use:
- Do not use commercially (cannot use to make money),
- Must give credit to its creator (cite the source) and
- Generally cannot copy the whole thing. For example it is OK to quote a sentence, or a paragraph, but not whole chapters. This is why you cannot copy a whole picture or a song that is copyrighted.