·  by Krista Cox

Roundup from Day 1 of Fair Use Week 2016

Originally Posted On: ARL Policy Notes

*This week is Fair Use Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.  Cross-posted from fairuseweek.org*

Check out all of the great posts from Day 1 of Fair Use Week 2016!  Don’t see yours?  Contact us to get yours added! 


Association of Research Libraries: infographic showing fair use’s importance in a day in the life of a college student

Carnegie Mellon University, Libraries and Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology Network (IDeATe): slides promoting student projects taking advantage of fair use (PDF)

Fair Dealing Canada: personal stories about how fair dealing impacts the lives of students and instructors

Georgia Tech Library, Intellectual Property Advisory Office: resources to guide creators and users through the copyright and fair use determination process

Harvard Library, Copyright First Responders: infographic explaining fair use and the four factors

Blog Posts

Authors Alliance blog, “Authors Alliance Celebrates Fair Use and Fair Dealing Week!”

Jonathan Band on ARL Policy Notes blog, “Thanks, But No Thanks”

Dan Booth on Fair Use Week blog, “What Would Ian Do? Punk Rock and the Ethics of Fair Use”

Krista Cox on ARL Policy Notes blog, “Happy Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week!”

Kenneth D. Crews on Copyright at Harvard Library blog, “Fair Use: A Place in the World”

Michael Geist’s blog, “Fairness Confirmed: Copyright Board Deals Another Blow to Access Copyright”

Bobby Glushko on Fair Use Week blog, “Expert Fair Dealing: Friday, February 22, 2016, Was a Great Day for Fair Dealing in Canada”

Lloyd J. Jassin on Copylaw blog, “Top 10 Considerations When Evaluating Fair Use”

Brandy Karl on Penn State Copyright Portal blog, “Penn State Celebrates Fair Use Week 2016 #WeAreFairUse”

Gary Price on infoDOCKET, “Fair Use Week 2016 is Now Underway”

Sarah Remy on Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) blog, “It’s Fair Use Week! Ask Us Anything About Fair Use And Fair Dealing Law”

Maria Scheid on The Ohio State University Libraries Copyright Corner blog, “Google Launches YouTube Fair Use Protection Program”

Jennifer Sowa on University of Calgary UToday blog, “How the University’s Copyright Office Helps Advance Research and Scholarship: Fair Dealing Week Raises Awareness about Use of Copyrighted Material for Education”

UC Santa Barbara Library, “Celebrate Fair Use Week (Feb. 22–26)”

University of Alabama Libraries, Web Services @ UA Libraries blog, “Fair Use and Computer Software”

University of Guelph Library blog, “Fair Dealing Week February 22nd to 26th”

University of Tampa Library blog, “Fair Use Week—What Is It and Why Is It Important to You?”

Kalli Vimr on University of Arkansas Libraries 365 McIlroy blog, “Fair Use Week, Feb. 22–26”

University of Virginia Library, “Join Us in Celebrating Fair Use Week, February 22–26”

Timothy Vollmer on Communia blog, “Fair Use and the Importance of Flexible Copyright Exceptions”

Scott Walter on DePaul University Library Full Text blog, “Fair Use Week (February 22–26, 2016)”

Sara Maurice Whitver on University of Alabama Instruction Adventures blog, “Fair Use, Library Instruction, and First-year Students”

Tom Wilson on University of Alabama Digital Humanities Center blog, “Fair Use Week (February 22–26, 2016)”


Brigham Young University: quiz to test your understanding of whether a particular use is a fair use

Gettysburg College, Musselman Library: Fair Use Week 2016 display, with in-person voting on three cases of fair use