Photography Fair Use
Gathering Inspiration from Other Fabulous Kingdoms
Never been to a Renaissance Faire? Browse our gallery of photos taken from friends and others who have attended similar Renaissance and Historical Faires across the land. If your Festival prefers not to have an image used, please contact us and we will be happy to replace it with another image from another wonderful kingdom.
As Cottonwood Faire™ is a Historical festival with educational, scholastic, and academic merit, Cottonwood Faire™ claims Fair Use for some photos under Section 107 of the Copyright Act.
Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
Fair use is using copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner.
Cottonwood Faire may use copyrighted material which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Cottonwood Faire is making such material available for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research and believes this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the United States Copyright law.