This UCLA infographic has examples of creators whose famous works were inspired by other sources. In each case, was the creator’s use fair or foul?
This week is Fair Use Week, an annual international celebration in which sites all around the web will be talking about the important legal doctrines of fair use and fair dealing, which are the copyright laws that make transformative works legal. This week’s activities are designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and help explain and promote wider understanding of these doctrines.
This year for Fair Use Week, the Organization for Transformative Works will be hosting a Virtual Q&A, and we want your questions! Ask OTW Legal anything about the law of fair use and fair dealing and how they relate to fandom and fanworks. Every question you were afraid to ask: now is the time to ask it! (With one exception: we can’t give you personal legal advice.) So ask away! Send your questions to Legal@Transformativeworks.org and we’ll answer your questions in public posts.
Gerald Beasley, Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian at the University of Alberta, discusses the purpose of copyright legislation.
Celebrate Fair Use Week 2016! See how UMass Amherst Libraries uses fair use to make our collections freely available to the world.
The “Fair Use in a Day in the Life of a College Student” infographic is freely available as a PDF to embed on blogs and websites and to print and hand out at events. Share the link, embed the PDF on your site, print copies for your next event, and continue to support and work with your campus partners on promoting fair use.
This infographic shows how a college student relies on fair use numerous times in a typical day.
The University of Tennessee Libraries describes its consideration of fair use while digitizing the Postcards from the Great Smoky Mountain Collection.