Fair Use Week

Fair Use in the Academic Environment

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)

Fair Use in Research & Writing: A Copyright Workshop for Grad Students

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.

Author
David Hansen
Organization
Duke University Libraries, Office of Copyright & Scholarly Communication

Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use screening

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/).

Author
Vicky Ludas Orlofsky
Organization
Stevens Institute of Technology

Copyright for Online Exhibits and Digital Collections

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 anaenriq@umich.edu. This workshop is part of the University of Michigan Library Copyright Office’s celebration of Fair Use Week.

Author
Ana Enriquez
Organization
University of Michigan Library Copyright Office

The Shape of Fair Use

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.

Author
Ana Enriquez
Organization
University of Michigan Library Copyright Office

The Fair Use Factors: Their History and Application

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 anaenriq@umich.edu. This workshop is part of the copyright office’s celebration of Fair Use Week. Lunch will be provided.

Author
Ana Enriquez
Organization
University of Michigan Library Copyright Office

Fair Use: You Be The Judge

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.

Author
Ana Enriquez
Organization
University of Michigan Library Copyright Office

“Life in a Fair Use World”

The doctrine of fair use in U.S. copyright law benefits university scholars, students, and staff. A person can reuse, meme, and remix copyrighted works within its parameters, and without asking for permission, for educational and research needs. A&M School of Law Professor Glynn Lunney will discuss how fair use has changed, and substantially expanded, over the last fifteen years. He will cover what that means for faculty, copyright owners, copyright consumers, and follow-on creators.

Author
Emilie Algenio
Organization
Texas A&M University

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016 Highlights Balance in Copyright System

*Cross-posted from ARL News*

On February 22–26, 136 organizations and numerous individuals participated in Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016, an annual celebration of the important—and flexible—doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. This year’s event was organized by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and participants included universities, libraries, library associations, and many other organizations, such as Creative Commons, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the R Street Institute, Re:Create, and Wikimedia.

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