Fair Use Week!

Every year in February, we celebrate Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week. This year, from February 20-24, libraries are hosting programs covering what’s new and what’s true about fair use. The Association of Research Libraries hosts FairUseWeek.org, and is a great place to get started finding fair use activities or basic information.

Here are a few events to get you up and running:

  • Thursday, February 23, noon – METRO New York will host a panel on fair use, with 60 minutes of presentation and a 30-minute forum. Online, and free! Join here: METRO fair use panel
  • Friday, February 24, 11am Eastern – Our colleagues at Cornell will host a “what is fair use” virtual event at 11am. Sign up here! – Cornell events
  • Friday, February 24, noon – Fair Use Jurisprudence Project update. (UC Irvine). UC Irvine has created a database of every fair use case from 2019-present, with abstracts, commentary, and full-text. They will host a webinar at noon Eastern with Susan Seager, Jack Lerner, and clinic students/alumni. You can go directly the webinar by clicking on this link, or via visiting https://ipat.law.uci.edu/fairuse23.
  • Friday, February 24, 3pm Eastern – Marty Brennan at UCLA will discuss the latest fair use cases on zoom. (Noon Pacific time, 3pm Eastern) – UCLA library
  • And, last but not least, three resources that are not time-sensitive:
    • Check the Harvard Library’s copyright blog for a number of useful posts and explainers about fair use, organized by Harvard Library’s Copyright Advisor Kyle Courtney. – Fair Use Week blog posts
    • Fair Use, Archives, and Museums – a video discussion from copyright colleagues at OCEAN
    • A “Seussian” fair use video, covering the many and various copyright litigations from the Seuss estate! (University of Michigan Libraries):

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