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)

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

Copyright & Multimedia Projects: Options for Faculty Students

Do you or your students create multimedia resources such as videos, documentaries, or other audio visual material? Learn a process to identify and address copyright issues for creating multimedia. Virginia Tech

Author
Anita Walz
Organization
Virginia Tech

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

Panel Discussion: Fair Use and Copyrights in Academic Research, Publishing, and Teaching

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.

Author
James Creekmore, Janice Austin, Deborah Good, Peter Potter, Bailey Van Hook, Lisa Becksford
Organization
Virginia Tech

Celebrate Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week with the Copyright Discussion Group!

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.

GUEST SPEAKERS:

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.

Author
Andy Horbal
Organization
University of Maryland

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

“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

Is It a Fair Use? A Hands-On Discussion

Learn about and try out a process and interactive tool for copyright and fair use evaluations. Virginia Tech.

Author
Virginia Pannabecker, Anita Walz
Organization
Virginia Tech

Fan Fiction and Fair Use

There are millions of fan fiction works both online and off. Though many content creators support or even encourage fan-made books, comics, plays, or films inspired by their work, others see them as infringing their copyrights or eating into their profits. Some have responded with lawsuits. In this talk, Harvard Copyright Advisor Kyle K. Courtney explores court cases related to fan fiction and fair use, the doctrine in copyright law that allows users to build on others’ work without permission.
Cases discussed include the recently settled Star Trek case, Paramount Pictures v. Axanar, and the JK Rowling/Harry Potter lawsuit, Warner Brothers v. RDR Books.
Location: Building 32-124.
Refreshments provided.

Author
Katharine Dunn
Organization
MIT and Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication

Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use

Are you curious about what exactly fair use is? Have you ever wondered if you can use an image in your academic work? Are you unsure of whether free videos on YouTube are copyrighted? Join us to hear about these issues and get answers to your own questions.

This workshop counts as a research communication workshop for the Research Training Certificate offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research. University of Texas.

Author
Colleen Lyon
Organization
University of Texas at Austin

UCR Library Fair Use Week Commemoration: Conversations about Copyright, Fair Use and Licensing

UCR Library Fair Use Week Commemoration is scheduled for Wed. Feb. 22, 11:45am-1pm in Rivera Room 403. The event is a conversation and sharing meeting of librarians and instructional designers (ID) at UCR. Librarians and ID’s utilize copyright and fair use issues on a daily basis and can assist faculty instructional design and course preparation by developing deeper understanding of the laws governing fair use. ADDED: A brief presentation about Prof. Juliette Levy’s teaching project using virtual reality to construct “Che’s Village” and the resources to analyze the 1959 Cuban Agrarian Reform.

Author
Rhonda Neugebauer
Organization
University of California Riverside Library

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

Fair Use Documentary Screening: “Other People’s Footage” w/ panel Q&A

Please join us for a special Fair Use Week screening of the documentary “Other People’s Footage,” coupled with a panel discussion with the directors and lead fair use litigator, Michael C. Donaldson, Esq., on February 23rd at 4:00 in the Harvard Law School’s Langdell South (272 Kirkland and Ellis Room). Food and Drink to be served!

Author
Kyle K. Courtney
Organization
Harvard University

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

Copyright Protection Gave Superman the Ability to Stop Bullets; Fair Use Made Him a God

Superman is a Depression-era hero thriving in a post-industrial world. His many iterations began with a short story written by a high school student about a mad scientist who performed experiments on men waiting in bread lines. Superman was the mad scientist, he was bald, and he was not a “good guy.” The two high school students who continued to develop Superman eventually realized that people living through the Great Depression needed a hero who could root out corruption, manhandle machines, and sympathize with human frailty. Without early copyright protection, Superman almost certainly would not have developed into the well-known character he is today. Without the Fair Use exception to copyright infringement, however, Superman would not have developed into an archetype. Through Superman, we will trace the history of Fair Use and highlight its importance. The talk will be given by Anderson Duff, Partner at Revision Legal, New York, NY.

Organization
Yale University

Celebrate Fair Dealing Week at the University of Ottawa!

Every day you rely on an important exception and user right in the Canadian Copyright Act: fair dealing. Fair dealing allows for the reproduction of copyright-protected content without the permission of the copyright holder, in certain circumstances.

Join the Copyright Office at the Media Centre (Morisset Library) to learn more about copyright and fair dealing and have some fun!

Activities:

*Copyright Bits & Bites

Read our informational posters, savour our copyright cookies, participate in our quiz, and have the chance to win a gift card!

Where: MRT 143

When: from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – come and go as you please!

*Gifs and Memes 101

Want to use or remix existing images or videos for your next creation? Learn more about fair dealing and create your own memes during this hilarious hands-on workshop! Bilingual workshop. Registration required.

Where: MRT 144

When: Workshop 1 10:00 am-11:00 am | Workshop 2 11:00 am-12:00 pm

University of Ottawa

Author
Mélanie Brunet
Organization
Copyright Office, University of Ottawa Library

*Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017 will take place from February 20-24, 2017*

Ongoing Events

Tumblr

Fair use success stories on Tumblr – submit stories to Kyle Courtney (kyle_courtney@harvard.edu)
Visit: fairuseweek.tumblr.com

 


 

Twitter

Use hashtag:

#FairUseWeek

Consider tagging

@FairUseWeek

Consider following:

@FairUseWeek @ARLpolicy @KyleKCourtney @OSUCopyright

 


 

Blog posts

ARL will have guest blog posts throughout the week, cross-posted to the Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week site