Fair Use of a Copyrighted Work

It is my belief that any portion of copyrighted work in the production of this audio documentary is legally permitted by the Copyright Act of 1976, Section 107:

“…the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.”

For the Record: The 70s is an educational broadcast that uses a variety of sources to produce original content. The purpose of the podcast is to educate, inform, critique, and promote thoughtful discussion on the intersection of music produced in the 1970s with the culture and politics of that decade.

All of the following are true about any portion of copyrighted work used in the creation of all episodes of For the Record: The 70s:

  • No copyrighted work is used in its entirety.

  • Only the most essential portions of copyrighted works are utilized and they are always utilized as part of a broader narrative about the topic or issue being discussed.

  • The synthesizing of sources used to create this podcast results in a new, unique product.

  • Show notes for each episode list the copyrighted work that is sampled. For the Record: The 70s receives no financial compensation for either the promotion of or the purchase of the songs.


I believe that my use of photographs is also used in good faith under the Fair Use of Copyrighted Work Act. I do try to use images from the public domain when it makes sense to do so. If I use a photograph that is not in the public domain, I only use photographs that I can credit to the photographer. With that being said, if you own the copyright to a photograph and do not want it to be used on this website, please contact me and I will, with humble apologies, remove it immediately.