Freelancer using courses in portfolio created for and copyrighted by clients considered Fair Use?
After years of ignoring this question, I need to get clarification. I am a freelance/consulting ID and have samples of WBTs created for clients that contain boilerplate disclaimers regarding copyright, and distribution prohibitions. I use these as work samples as part of my portfolio. I do not post them on publicly accessible sites. I provide links to an S3 site only to hiring managers to view, and only by request. They cannot download any content, only view it. In each case, I personally developed the entire course content including the template and used approved client graphics. I use these for the purpose of gaining new project assignments by illustrating my command of the authoring tools, writing skills and creative approach to learning principles. The content contains no trade secrets or commercially valuable information, simply an individual instructional lesson of a larger internal process intended internally facing client audiences. Is this use as a work sample considered Fair Use of the content?