Fair Use

Managing Real Estate Broker with ERA American Real Estate

There are times some comments on other post spur a thought of a new post.

comments on this post made me think of fair use http://activerain.com/blogsview/5771835/northwest-florida-realtor-and-google 


I am wondering if a famous artist is going to use the logo for an art piece its just a matter of time under fair use parody I think. I believe thats why NAR has even stated in their faq they encourage to stay in line with  "Black or blue ink is strongly encouraged but is not required." I think they know under fair use an artist has the right to do parody and other reason for use of the trademark.




The picture on this post featured image is of the Marble Card I made to help promote the fair use understanding with a link pointing to the clearest breakdown to my mind which is to this link https://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/what-is-fair-use/

“Commentary and Criticism

If you are commenting upon or critiquing a copyrighted work—for instance, writing a book review—fair use principles allow you to reproduce some of the work to achieve your purposes. Some examples of commentary and criticism include:

  • quoting a few lines from a Bob Dylan song in a music review
  • summarizing and quoting from a medical article on prostate cancer in a news report
  • copying a few paragraphs from a news article for use by a teacher or student in a lesson, or
  • copying a portion of a Sports Illustrated magazine article for use in a related court case.

The underlying rationale of this rule is that the public reaps benefits from your review, which is enhanced by including some of the copyrighted material. Additional examples of commentary or criticism are provided in the examples of fair use cases.


A parody is a work that ridicules another, usually well-known work, by imitating it in a comic way. Judges understand that, by its nature, parody demands some taking from the original work being parodied. Unlike other forms of fair use, a fairly extensive use of the original work is permitted in a parody in order to “conjure up” the original.


The content for the Copyright and Fair Use Overview section is from NOLO, with much of it taken from the book Getting Permission (October 2016) by Richard Stim. Thanks!


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Comments (2)

Brandon Jordan
ERA American Real Estate - Crestview, FL


Feb 07, 2023 09:54 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

It can also generally be used for educational purposes, however you can't be making profit from it in that case.

Feb 07, 2023 12:52 PM