Originally posted at www.digitalinfolaw.com/blog.html
This week is Fair Use Week, an annual celebration of the doctrines of fair use under U.S. law and fair dealing under the laws of many other nations. Both provide limitations on, or exceptions to, a copyright owner’s rights that allow others to use protected works without first obtaining permission.
I am going to take this opportunity to point out the role of fair use to a free, democratic society. If you haven’t thought of this connection before, I hope you will take a few minutes to do so.
The Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week logos or word marks should not be used to imply or suggest endorsement of any product or service not approved by the coordinators of Fair Use Week. Please follow the specifications provided in the Fair Use Brand Guide (PDF) when implementing the Fair Use Week logo or word mark.
Official image files of the Fair Use Week logo and Fair Dealing Week logo are available for download.
Presentation by Georgia Harper.
The content covers strategies for artists managing the risk of copyright infringement. It is a PowerPoint presentation, with the text of the talk in the Notes field.
University of Texas at Austin
As Fair Use Week begins, Francesca Giannetti and David Hunter consider the use of readily and legally available digital media for MOOCs.
Their experience stems from assisting a University of Texas professor with an online jazz appreciation course.
This week is Fair Use Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.
Large copyright owners oppose expansive applications of fair use except, of course, when they are sued for copyright infringement. In recent years, the National Football League, Reed Elsevier, and Sony Pictures have all vigorously raised fair use in infringement cases in which they were defendants. As a proponent of strong fair use rights, I naturally want fair use to prevail whenever it is asserted.Read More›
A two-sided over sized postcard created by the UCLA Library to celebrate Fair Use Week 2015 available here.