Join us for light refreshments and a discussion of Fair Use of copyrighted works in research, teaching, and publishing from a variety of perspectives: visual arts, publishing, legal practice, scientific research and teaching, and graduate student theses and dissertations. Virginia Tech.
The University of Maryland Libraries’ Copyright Discussion Group will celebrate Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Tuesday, February 21 at 2pm in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library’s PSL Mulitpurpose Room by hosting an ACRL Presents webcast called “Using Fair Use to Preserve and Share Disappearing Government Information: A Guide for Rogue Librarians” followed by presentations by three guest speakers, Amy Ginther from Project NEThics, our colleague Joseph Koivisto, and Adam Kriesberg from the iSchool. The webinar will be from 2-3pm, the guest speakers will talk from 3-3:30pm, and we have the room until 4pm so we’ll be encouraging people to stick around until then to chat. This event is open to the public.
Amy Ginther, IT Specialist with Security/Project NEThics in the Division of Information Technology, will discuss the process through which the university, as an online service provider, claims safe harbor from copyright infringement liability. She will also mention additional ways in which Project NEThics, the group charged with promoting the responsible use of information technology through user education and policy enforcement, addresses intellectual property issues.
Joseph Koivisto, one of our Systems Librarians, who deals with Consortial Libraries Applications Support, is attending a DataRescueDC event February 18th-19th to help archive and describe digital research data funded and hosted by federal research agencies. He will share his experience at the event and some of his expertise with archiving data.
Adam Kriesberg, a Post-Doctoral Scholar at Maryland’s iSchool, works on projects related to agricultural data curation. He also is attending the Saving Data Event happening this weekend and will share some insights into that event and his own experience with archiving government data.
Lecture, Wednesday February 22 4-5 in Geddes Hall
Our fabulous (!) general counsel will be giving a talk on fair use aimed at our graduate students. This is the community we feel it’s most important to reach, before they start asking and paying for permission to use things that are really fair use. (and before they start signing away their rights to get published without knowing there’s alternatives)
This infographic, created for Fair Use Week 2017, refutes 10 popular misperceptions about fair use.
Writing a dissertation? Finishing an article? Or just starting your research by collecting preexisting data? Do you have questions about how much you can legally reuse? Copying is inevitable. It’s necessary. From quoting literature and reusing images to aggregating preexisting data, when we write, we need to reuse the works of others to do good scholarship. Copyright law restricts what we can do, but the fair use doctrine gives flexibility. We can help you understand how to use it.
Bring your questions. We’re here to help! On February 23 from 1:30 to 2:30pm—coinciding with a national celebration of Fair Use Week—the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communications is offering this workshop specifically for grad students like you to help you understand how fair use and copyright law affect your research and writing. Register at the website below, and learn more about what how our office can help you at http://scholarworks.duke.edu.
A free screening of the 2015 documentary Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use, directed by Diane Carson and Robert Johnson (http://www.otherpeoplesfootage.com/).
When is it fair use to provide online access to digitized materials? How does the legal analysis differ between online exhibits and digital collections? When is it appropriate to apply a Creative Commons license to digitized materials, and which should you choose? This workshop from Ana Enriquez of the the U-M Library Copyright Office will address these and other common questions about copyright for online exhibits and digital collections. The workshop is designed for creators of online exhibits and collections, but all are welcome. Please register via the University of Michigan TeachTech site or by contacting Ana at email@example.com. This workshop is part of the University of Michigan Library Copyright Office’s celebration of Fair Use Week.
The last few years have brought several landmark fair use rulings. Representatives of copyright owners have complained that some of these decisions signal an alarming expansion of the fair use defense. Courts, they argue, have misconstrued and misapplied the fair use doctrine, stretching it to shelter uses that it was never meant to privilege. Jessica Litman, the John F. Nickoll Professor of Law, will examine whether there is any truth to this complaint, and, if so, whether it represents a positive or negative development for copyright law. This lecture is part of the U-M Library Copyright Office’s celebration of Fair Use Week. All are welcome. Lunch will be provided.
The language of the fair use factors has changed very little since the nineteenth century, but the doctrine of fair use has changed a great deal. Understanding the history of the factors, particularly their changing importance, is crucial to making accurate fair use decisions today. This workshop from Ana Enriquez of the the U-M Library Copyright Office will focus on fair use cases from the last forty years, tracing the relative importance of the four statutory factors and their subfactors. Participants will then be asked to practice applying current fair use law to a series of hypothetical fact patterns. All are welcome. Please register via U-M’s TeachTech site or by contacting Ana at firstname.lastname@example.org. This workshop is part of the copyright office’s celebration of Fair Use Week. Lunch will be provided.
Have you ever wondered whether you’re allowed to use someone else’s copyrighted material? Learn about fair use, the foremost user’s right under U.S. copyright law, at this workshop from the U-M Library Copyright Office. After an introduction to fair use, participants will be asked to evaluate the fair use arguments for several recent copyright cases, including Cariou v. Prince. This workshop is part of the copyright office’s celebration of Fair Use Week. All are welcome. Lunch will be provided.