Fair use provisions of the copyright law allow use of copyrighted materials on a limited basis for specific purposes without requiring the permission of the copyright holder. This infographic, made by Harvard Library’s Copyright First Responders, details the current state of the law, including the four factors, transformative uses, and cases for reference which are linked to openly licensed resources.
The College Art Association teamed up the CMSI to simply the approach to the principles found within the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. Today we take a closer look at Principle Two: Teaching About Art.
In an academic setting, teachers often use reproductions or copyrighted images to enhance the classroom experience. Though copyright exemptions exists for educational purposes, teachers still find themselves weary about the images they can include. Especially if they are working with technology that extends beyond the limits of the classroom.
Don’t shy away from using copyrighted material while making art. The Code of Best Practices for the Visual Arts explains how under section Three: Making Art. The Code launched in February of 2015, a year later artists across the board have applied fair use in their works. You can too! Follow the infographic to find out more. Stay tuned the rest of the week for more options.
Blog by Maria Scheid, Rights Management Specialist, Copyright Resources Center at the Ohio State University.
The recently-launched Georgia Tech Library Copyright and Fair Use Web site offers a host of information for both budding and expert creators and users of copyrighted materials.
This infographic shows how a college student relies on fair use numerous times in a typical day.
Duke University hosted an event, “Fair Use of Art and Beyond” on March 4, 2015. This event was originally slated to take place during Fair Use Week, but due to inclement weather was rescheduled.
Fair use is the right to use, in certain circumstances, copyrighted material without seeking permission from or making a payment to the copyright holder. As part of the celebration of Fair Use Week 2015, the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication (OCSC) will be hosting a discussion of the fair use of works of art in research and publishing featuring Jennifer Jenkins, director of the Duke Law’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain. In addition, Kevin Smith, director of the OCSC, will be giving an update on the Georgia State University and HathiTrust law suits and how the rulings in both affect fair use. Haley Walton, Outreach Coordinator for Open Access at Duke Libraries, will also be giving a brief summary of best practices in fair use of video games in research and teaching.
The archive of the event is available here.
Sing along with this catchy music video to learn about fair use! Developed by the Media Education Lab as part of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education, this song helps students understand the key concepts of transformative use.
WFMU and the Free Music Archive recorded a special episode of Radio Free Culture, a weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts, for fair use week 2015.
In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke with Ellen Duranceau, Program Manager for Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We talk about the four elements of fair use, how to determine if your use is fair, and talk about other issues around the edges of copyright, music, technology, and more.
Check out the podcast on WFMU, PRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture via iTunes, or listen here.
Or via the playlists.
(Thanks to the freemusic archive for this write-up, which was adapted slightly from their blog.)
MIT Libraries Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing
In celebration of Fair Use Week, the MIT Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, and Licensing has launched a mobile version of the web-based Fair Use Quiz that was initially released last year.
Access the quiz here.Read More›
Copyright lawyer Jonathan Band details cases of fair use in everyday life (PDF document).
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries came out in January 2012, and ARL has been spreading the good news at events around the country ever since. In this series of video interviews, taped in October 2012, five dynamic leaders of ARL libraries describe how they are using the Code to inform new approaches to questions of copyright and fair use.
Copyright lawyer Jonathan Band discusses the 2014 decision in the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust case and the implications for libraries.
American University law professors Peter Jaszi and Brandon Butler discuss the development and roll-out of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries.
American University professors Peter Jaszi and Patricia Aufderheide discuss the development of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries.
The Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week logos or word marks should not be used to imply or suggest endorsement of any product or service not approved by the coordinators of Fair Use Week. Please follow the specifications provided in the Fair Use Brand Guide (PDF) when implementing the Fair Use Week logo or word mark.
Official image files of the Fair Use Week logo and Fair Dealing Week logo are available for download.
Presentation by Georgia Harper.
The content covers strategies for artists managing the risk of copyright infringement. It is a PowerPoint presentation, with the text of the talk in the Notes field.
A two-sided over sized postcard created by the UCLA Library to celebrate Fair Use Week 2015 available here.