Fair Use Week

Debunking the Fair Use vs. Fair Dealing Myth: Have We Had Fair Use All Along

by Ariel Katz

It is Fair Dealing Week and I’m happy to share a draft of my new forthcoming chapter “Debunking the Fair Use vs. Fair Dealing Myth: Have We Had Fair Use All Along?” Here’s the abstract:

According to conventional wisdom, a fundamental difference exists between the American fair use doctrine and the Canadian (or Commonwealth) fair dealing doctrine: while American fair use can apply potentially to any purpose, Canadian fair dealing could only apply to those purposes enumerated in the statute. Accordingly, fair dealing cannot apply to dealings for other purposes even if they would otherwise be fair.

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Best Practices for Posting Readings to ELMS

Event for University of Maryland Libraries staff where we will discuss best practices for posting readings to the university’s learning management system and seeking input on how to best share this information with instructors and other members of the campus community.

Author
Andy Horbal
Organization
University of Maryland Libraries

“Free Trade” Agreements Would Be More Fair With Fair Use At Their Core

by Timothy Vollmer

During Fair Use Week organizations and individuals are publishing blog posts, hosting workshops, and sharing educational resources about the importance of this essential limitation to the rights endowed by copyright. Fair use (and in other countries, the related fair dealing) is a flexible legal tool that permits some uses of copyrighted material without permission from the original rights holder, such as for use in news reporting, criticism, teaching, and other reasons.

Timothy Vollmer
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Fifth Anniversary Fair Use Week Symposium, “Tried & True: Fair Use Tales for the Telling.”

It’s the Fifth Anniversary of Fair Use Week! Celebrate with a Fair Use Week Symposium, “Tried & True: Fair Use Tales for the Telling.” This event will bring together a vibrant community of artists, scholars, lawyers, librarians, archivists, and other leading fair use experts in a day of panels, discussions, and demonstrations.
Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Kenneth Crews (Gipson Hoffman & Pancione) and Laura Quilter (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Christopher Bavitz (Harvard Law School, Cyberlaw Clinic) Dan Booth (Booth Sweet, LLC), Michael Donaldson (Donaldson + Callif), Rebekah Modrak (Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan) Zena Agha (U.S. Policy Fellow for Al-Shabaka), David Hansen (Duke University Libraries), Brandon Butler (University of Virginia Library), and more!

Author
Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication
Organization
Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication

The MIT/Harvard Fair Use Game Show

Celebrate Fair Use Week with food, fair use, and fun at “The Fair Use Gameshow.” We’re partnering with copyright guru Kyle K. Courtney from Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication & staff from MIT’s Office of Digital Learning. Expert panelists will make arguments for and against fair use and the audience will vote: fair use or not? You decide! Who will win? Everyone wins when they better understand copyright and fair use.

Author
Scholarly Publishing @ MIT Libraries & MIT’s Office of Digital Learning
Organization
MIT Libraries

Scratching the Surface of Fair Use

Texas A&M Libraries are hosting an interactive, face-to-face, 1-hour session on Fair Use. This is an introductory session for all Library faculty and staff. The group activity and discussion will focus on four documents: ARL’s Fair Use Myths and Facts infographic, ARL’s Fair Use Fundamentals infographic, Kenny Crews’ The Text and Meaning of Fair Use, and Harvard University’s The Origin of Fair Use Comic.

Author
Emilie Algenio
Organization
Texas A&M University Libraries

Fair Use Week Comics

by Kyle K. Courtney, Jackie Roche, & Sarah W. Searle

The comics on this page were created for the Harvard Library Office of Scholarly Communication’s Fair Use Week annual programs, 2015–2018. The newest comic for the 5th Anniversary of Fair Use Week (2018) will be added soon! Stay tuned!

ACRL Presents—Celebrating Fair Use Week, “Answering Copyright Questions About Fair Use for Faculty Colleagues”

Join us for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “Can’t You Just Say Yes: Answering Copyright Questions About Fair Use for Faculty Colleagues,” on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00–1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00–2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern.  Convert additional time zones online.)

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