The dissertation of a friend read: ” Figure 1.3. QTL maps of low phytate loci in CX1834. Low phytate was shown to be associated with loci on LGs L and N. [Fair use] Walker D.R., Scaboo A.M., Pantalone V.R., Wilcox J.R., Boerma H.R. (2006) Genetic mapping of loci associated with seed phytic acid content in CX1834-1-2 soybean. Crop Sci. 46:390-397. https://www.agronomy.org/publications/cs/articles/46/1/390 (accessed July 10, 2011). Fair use determination attached.”
I always wondered what this meant. After reading VTs copyright guidlines (http://www.lib.vt.edu/copyright/can-i-use-it.html) and used the tool from the university of Minnesota (https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/fairthoughts) I understand now.
But it seems like a big overkill. After every figure that came from someone else I need to write about fair use and attach a fair use determination.
I find it sometimes difficult to determine the “Amount and substantiality of the portion used”.
Does everyone have to attach a fair use determination document?