Fair Use is a provision of U.S. copyright law that supports and encourages the creation of new and innovative content and is essential to the work of students, scholars, and researchers.
Fair Use Week is the collaborative effort of academic librarians seeking to expand public awareness about copyright and fair use in education. Several universities and colleges are spearheading this effort, including American University, Harvard University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and William Paterson University.
This year’s inaugural events mark the beginning of a campaign to increase understanding and promote intellectual freedom and innovation.
On February 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon, Sandy DeGroote and Pia Hunter will host a Fair Use Clinic in the lobby of the Daley Library. They will provide information about copyright and fair use for instruction and explain why fair use is important to the academic community. Test your Fair Use knowledge and enter to win a fabulous prize!
The week’s calendar of blogs, webinars, and events is included below. Those who would like to increase their knowledge of copyright and digital content should register for Friday’s free webinar sponsored by CCUMC, Leadership in Media and Academic Technology: Copyright Updates for the Digital Age.
Fair Use Week 2014 Calendar of Live Events
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
UIC Library Fair Use Clinic: Join Sandy DeGroote and Pia Hunter at 10:00 a.m. at the UIC Richard J. Daley Library. Get information about copyright, author’s rights, and why fair use is essential to the academic community. Test your fair use knowledge and enter to win a fabulous prize!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
William Paterson University hosts Brandon Butler (American University) on Wednesday, February 26th at 12:30pm in the Atrium Auditorium. Brandon will present Know Your Rights: Fair Use and Education. The post-event recording will be available for streamed access at http://njvid.net.
Friday, February 28, 2014
CCUMC, Leadership in Media and Academic Technology Webinar Event: Copyright Updates for the Digital Age, featuring Lindley Shedd from the University of Alabama Libraries will moderate the session, and Jane Hutchison, William Paterson University, and Anthony Helm, Dartmouth College, will be panelists. Register at http://ccumc.org.
Harvard University: Live Fair Use Panel featuring Andy Sellers (Harvard’s Berkman Center), Ann Whiteside (Harvard’s Graduate School of Design), Laura Quilter (UMass Amherst), and Ellen Duranceau (MIT). The event will be held at @2:30pm in the Harvard University Lamont Library Forum Room.
Harvard University Fair Use Week Blogs
Monday, 2/24: Krista Cox (ARL Director of Public Policy Initiatives) guest blogs
Tuesday, 2/25: Kevin Smith (Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke) guest blogs
Wednesday, 2/26: Kenneth Crews (Director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia) guest blogs
Thursday, 2/27: Harvard Law Professor Terry Fisher’s new fair use CopyrightX video will be featured on the blog
Friday, 2/28: Fair Use Week Panel at 2:30 in the Lamont Forum Room, featuring Andy Sellers (Harvard’s Berkman Center), Ann Whiteside (Harvard’s Graduate School of Design), Laura Quilter (UMass Amherst), and Ellen Duranceau (MIT)