I made a web app that helps users generate interactive study notes, which facilitates their studying. The nature of this kind of user-generated content is that it will inevitably contain copyrighted material from textbooks and other studying material. This situation is very similar to that of studying tools like Quizlet.
My question comes in 2 parts:
- Is it legal to put ads in my web app if it contains user-generated material that may contain copyrighted material?
- If I don’t put any ads, is it considered fair use to operate a web app like this?