Fair Use Week

Bringing Fair Use to Life (Workshop)

How can artists like Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems, Roy Lichtenstein, or Richard Prince legally use somebody else’s materials in their own art? Are you using somebody else’s photograph, illustration, text, or video in your own scholarship or creative project? Do you need permission to do that? Join University Libraries’ on Wednesday, February 27th for a hands-on workshop on the important exception of fair use, an exception in the law that allows use of copyrighted content without permission. Learn how to use copyrighted materials confidently and legally in your research, teaching, and creative endeavors.

The workshop will cover the factors to consider in determining if a use is a fair use and look to examples of authors and artists that have relied on fair use in the production of their creative works. Attendees will have the opportunity to work through a fair use analysis while making their own creative work using materials from the OSU Libraries’ collections.

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Wednesday, February 27, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Maria Scheid
The Ohio State University

Fair Use & Academic Work

Have you ever wondered if you are allowed to use an image, a meme, a movie clip, or a song in your coursework or in publications? If so, come join us for an interactive discussion about how fair use can help students and faculty get the most out of their work.

Colleen Lyon
University of Texas at Austin

Copyright and Fair Use in Early America (Ben Franklins World Podcast)

Join host Liz Coart as the Ben Franklin’s World Podcast explores the development of copyright law in early America and the development of Fair Use in honor of the 6th Annual Fair Use Week! With special guest, Kyle K. Courtney. (See the OI Reader for Bonus show material: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/oireader )

Liz Covart & Kyle K. Courtney
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture