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