Fair Use Week – a celebration of the role that limiting copyright plays to promote innovation in science, arts, and other fields – is sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). This year Fair Use Week occurs February 23 to February 27, 2015.
Fair Use is particularly important in academic settings where students, faculty, and researchers are able to legally incorporate copyrighted materials, without permission from the author (but with appropriate attribution, of course) in slide shows, book reviews, and classroom lectures.
To learn more about when Fair Use allows you to use copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder, check out:
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use (from the Association of Research Libraries)
Copyright: Fair Use (from the University of California)
Fair Use Checklist (from Columbia University Libraries)
Fair Use Evaluator (from the American Libraries Association Office of Information Technology Policy)
Myths about Fair Use (from Inside Higher Education)
*Post contributed by Margaret Phillips, Education and Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian