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Fair Use Policy


In an effort to reduce barriers to the use of copyrighted material in my works, The Character Consultancy takes the following stance on fair use, licensing, and use of copyright materials:

  1. Recognizes and credits use of the original artworks, for which the creator owns the copyright, based on the doctrine of fair use
  2. Utilizes fair use when reproducing materials, both for which The Character Consultancy does, and does not, own the copyright
  3. Seeks written permission for royalty-free image use by the content creator

A: Fair Use Of Creators' Material

The Character Consultancy seeks permission for the use of, and credits, the creator's artworks, for which the creator owns the copyright, under the doctrine of fair use. Possible uses include:

  1. Analytical, interpretive, and/or creative writings/works
  2. Online (digitized) collections created for the purposes of demonstration and marketing
  3. The creation of guides
  4. Print and digital newspapers, periodicals, and magazines
  5. Transformative use in artworks
  6. Social media

Publishing The Character Consultancy's work under fair use does not require permission from or a license agreement with The Character Consultancy. However, in order to ensure accuracy in crediting of all original creators and citations, publishers are requested to contact The Character Consultancy to obtain copies and citations. See Contact Us information in the above menu.

B: The Character Consultancy's Policy on Use of Copyrighted Works

As a copyright holder, The Character Consultancy supports fair use of The Character Consultancy written or spoken works. Similarly, as a creator of artistic content, The Character Consultancy exercises the right to responsibly make fair use of works for which The Character Consultancy does not own the copyright, once permission has been sought and given. If you have any questions or comments on our use of images or believe an image has been reproduced in violation of copyright, please contact us at @.

C: Royalty-free Image Use by The Character Consultancy

Partners that are uncomfortable publishing under the doctrine of fair use or own an image that does not qualify for fair use are encouraged to communicate this to The Character Consultancy. This License Agreement is designed to acknowledge and support the fair use of copyrighted artworks as well as encourage additional usage that may not qualify under fair use. Such uses include:

  1. Use covered by fair use, to:
  • Encourage the long-term and widespread use/reproduction of The Character Consultancy's artworks without repeated permission requests
  • Reduce the need for fair use analysis and decision-making as related to the non-commercial usage of reproductions of The Character Consultancy's artworks
  • Provide usage assurance for individuals and institutions that are not comfortable publishing images of The Character Consultancy's artworks under fair use
  1. Additional royalty-free use of artworks in the License Agreement, subject to The Character Consultancy's approval, may include:
  • Promotional uses such as marketing and advertisements

Artistic content creators are encouraged to contact The Character Consultancy to learn more about the License Agreement. See Contact Us information above.