Fair Use Week 2017 at Duke

This video highlights how fair use helped facilitate work created in a course at Duke University taught by Professor Karrie Stewart on Global Narratives of HIV/AIDS. Ryan Fitzgerald, one of the students in that course, is interviewed here to talk about how he used material from the Maria de Bruyn collection in Duke’s Rubenstein Library to create a new work commenting on the original.

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Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017 Highlights Balance in Copyright System

*Cross-posted from ARL Policy Notes*

The fourth annual Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week took place February 20–24, 2017, growing to 140 organizations—as well as numerous individuals—celebrating the important and flexible doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. This year’s event was organized by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and participants included universities, libraries, library associations, and many other organizations, such as Authors Alliance, Creative Commons, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the R Street Institute, and Re:Create. Forty-five ARL member institutions contributed a wide range of resources this year. Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week was observed worldwide, with participants in such countries as Australia, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States.

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Fair Use and Copyright First Responders Infographic

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.

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016 Highlights Balance in Copyright System

*Cross-posted from ARL News*

On February 22–26, 136 organizations and numerous individuals participated in Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016, an annual celebration of the important—and flexible—doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. This year’s event was organized by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and participants included universities, libraries, library associations, and many other organizations, such as Creative Commons, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the R Street Institute, Re:Create, and Wikimedia.

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Fair Use Infographic: Teaching About Art

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.

http://www.cmsimpact.org/blog/fair-use/infographic-teaching-about-art-fair-use-week

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