Post by Chelsea Brooks, Student Attorney, Samuelson-Gluskho Tech Law & Policy Clinic
This week the Samuelson-Gluskho Tech Law & Policy Clinic celebrates fair use in this semester’s inagural podcast. Student Attorney Chelsea Brooks, and Student Technologist Jeffrey Ward-Bailey present an interview with Ian Hales. Ian is an instructor of Technology, Arts & Media (TAM) at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Ian teaches sections of TAM’s introductory projects course, as well as the majority of the senior capstone courses within his department. Additionally, he teaches specialized electives in both motion-based design and social media management.
Post by Carrie Russell, Director, Program on Public Access to Information, American Library Association
In honor of Fair Use Week 2015, and because I have been talking and writing about fair use for a long time, I thought I would tell you a couple of stories that I encountered on my fair use journey.
Post by Gretchen McCord, JD, MSIS, Digital Information Law
The following is an excerpt from “Copyright: What We Don’t Know Does Hurt Us,” originally published in The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter 18:3 (2014).
For those of us who teach copyright law and regularly advise both creators and users of protectable content, it comes as no surprise to hear that confusion and misunderstanding about copyright are quite common and that the resulting fear of making mistakes in interpreting the law leads to overly conservative applications of the law. This probably does not surprise most of you readers, either.
Watch Fred von Lohmann explain how fair use enables everyday technologies, including ones that we take for granted.
Watch Kyle Courtney of Harvard Library talk about what Fair Use Week is, how fair use affects libraries, and Harvard’s Copyright First Responders Network.
Originally posted at www.digitalinfolaw.com/blog.html
This week is Fair Use Week, an annual celebration of the doctrines of fair use under U.S. law and fair dealing under the laws of many other nations. Both provide limitations on, or exceptions to, a copyright owner’s rights that allow others to use protected works without first obtaining permission.
I am going to take this opportunity to point out the role of fair use to a free, democratic society. If you haven’t thought of this connection before, I hope you will take a few minutes to do so.
University of Texas at Austin
As Fair Use Week begins, Francesca Giannetti and David Hunter consider the use of readily and legally available digital media for MOOCs.
Their experience stems from assisting a University of Texas professor with an online jazz appreciation course.