February 24–28, 2020
Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the importance of fair use.
Fair use is an essential limitation and defense to copyright infringement, allowing the use of copyrighted materials without permission under certain circumstances. It facilitates balance in copyright law, promoting progress and accommodating freedom of speech and expression.
Fair Use Week at Notre Dame aims to spread awareness about what fair use is, why it’s essential, and provide examples of fair use — in the context of academic scholarship and publication for the ND community. Fair use will be explored both from the field of law and from the fields of art and culture.
Come join the fun at this musical, interactive event!
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 – 10:00am to 11:30am
Research Library (Charles E. Young), Main Conference Room
As part of our Fair Use Week events, we present the latest edition of Sounds Fair to Me! The Copyright Game Show. This interactive event will focus exclusively on copyright issues in the world of music.
Your hosts will take you through a series of significant copyright controversies, and live-poll the audience to see how you think the controversies should be resolved. Then we will toss it over to our esteemed panel of experts to explain the real world result, and discuss how resulting decision impacts composers and musicians. All this, presented in a light-hearted game show context! This event it not to be missed.
Our esteemed panel of experts:
Judith Finell – UCLA Music Industry Professor, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music: Consultant
Robert Fink – Chair, Music Industry Program, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
David Nimmer – UCLA Law Professor and author of Nimmer on Copyright
The game will run from 10AM to 11AM, followed by 30 minutes of open Q&A with our expert panel.
RSVP below, and Mark your calendars!
Fair Use and Images
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Research Library (Charles E. Young), Research Commons (RC) Classroom
In honor of Fair Use Week 2020, Arts Librarian Janine Henri and Copyright Librarian Marty Brennan present an open session on the ins and outs of employing the fair use exception to copyright law when incorporating images into scholarship or other creative works. The session is open to all.
Research Commons Classroom
Room 11630F, Young Research Library