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Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2021 Day 5 Roundup

Last week was Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. The week is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.

Check out all the great posts from the final day—Day 5—of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2021! Don’t see yours? Email kaylyn@arl.org to get it added! You can view previous roundups here.

Blog Posts/News

Creation Is Not a Closed Book Exam: Developing the Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources,” Will Cross and Meredith Jacob, Copyright at Harvard Library blog

Fair Dealing Week 2021: Beyond Fair Dealing,” Lachlan MacLeod, Dalhousie University Libraries’ The Libvine blog

Fair Use Week 2021: A Case from South Florida,” Kristy Padron, Florida Atlantic University Libraries

Events

Applying Fair Use in the Classroom,” hosted by University of Arkansas University Libraries

Copyright for Internet Creators Town Hall,” hosted by Electronic Frontier Foundation

Fair Use Week Office Hours,” hosted by University of Houston Libraries

Resources

Copyright Toolkit,” University of Nebraska Kearney Calvin T. Ryan Library

Debunking the Fair Use vs. Fair Dealing Myth: Have We Had Fair Use All Along?,” Ariel Katz, The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2021 Day 4 Roundup

This week is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. The week is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.

Check out all the great posts from Day 4 of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2021! Don’t see yours? Email kaylyn@arl.org to get it added! You can view previous roundups here.

Blog Posts/News

Fair Dealing Week 2021: Fair Dealing and Students,” Lachlan MacLeod, Dalhousie University Libraries’ The Libvine blog

Fair Use in the Real World,” Mariah Lewis and Laura Childs, Fordham Library News blog

Fair Use Week 2021,” Donna Stewart, Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library

Rebekah Modrak on Teaching Studio Art with Fair Use,” Center for Media and Social Impact Blog

Events

Fair Use Week Gameshow,” University of Illinois Library

Implementing the CARL Copyright OER for University Instructors and Staff on Campus,” webinar hosted by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries

Fair Use Jurisprudence 2019–2021

By Jack Lerner, Luke Hartman, and Jordin Wilcher

Cross-posted at https://ipat.law.uci.edu/fairuse2021

We are excited to celebrate Fair Use Week with a new report from the UC Irvine Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology (IPAT) Clinic: Fair Use Jurisprudence 2019–2021: A Comprehensive Review. The report presents the results of an exhaustive study of recent fair use opinions issued by US federal courts in copyright infringement cases.

Copyright covers a huge range of expressive activity and is automatic. Just about anyone who wants to do more than read, watch, or use a work relies on the doctrine of fair use in order to avoid liability for copyright infringement. The US Supreme Court has referred to fair use as a sort of safety valve that provides breathing space allowing copyright to coexist with freedom of expression. And it is an evolving doctrine; disputes concerning fair use are constantly working their way through the American legal system, but the vast majority of cases don’t make the news despite their importance to creative expression and innovation.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Promotes Creativity

We started the week sharing the ways that we’re all fair users now, and as #fairuseweek nears its end, we now look to the future. ARL’s Action Plan prioritizes digital rights, which to us means working toward barrier-free access to information. Barriers to internet access can be physical or economic, such as lacking broadband at home when schools and libraries are closed. Bad public policy can be another barrier, and that’s why this year, we are focused on protecting the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2021 Day 3 Roundup

This week is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. The week is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.

Check out all the great posts from Day 3 of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2021! Don’t see yours? Email kaylyn@arl.org to get it added! You can view previous roundups here.

Blog Posts/News

A Sample of Fair Use,” Sandra Aya Enimil, Copyright at Harvard Library blog

ACRL Books Celebrating Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week,” Erin Nevius, ACRL Insider

Fair Dealing Week 2021,” Kirsten Thompson, Teaching in a Fishbowl blog

Fair Dealing Week 2021: Faculty and Fair Dealing,” Lachlan MacLeod, Dalhousie University Libraries’ The Libvine blog

Fair Use and Dr. Seuss,” Christine E. Weller, Penn Libraries

Open Educational Resources Makers Get a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use,” Center for Media and Social Impact Blog

Quiz: How Much Do You Know about the Fair Use Doctrine?,” University of Colorado Boulder University Libraries

The Heart of Copyright Policy: Fair Dealing, an Indian Perspective,” Akshat Agrawal, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week website

Virtual Escape Room—Fair Dealing Week Edition,” University of New Brunswick Libraries

You Be the Fair Use Judge Today: Visual Arts,” Center for Media and Social Impact Blog

Events

Copyright 101,” a free live course presented by Columbia University Libraries and LYRASIS in their new pilot Virtual Copyright Education Center

Fair Use in the Time of COVID-19,” webinar hosted by UCLA library

Foundations of OER,” first of three Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) webcasts on open educational resources scheduled through mid-March

Next Steps for Fair Dealing Advocacy,” panel discussion with Brenda Austin-Smith, Eli MacLaren, and Mark McCutcheon, hosted by University of Alberta

The Basics of Copyright,” workshop providing an a overview of copyright legislation, fair use, and licensing, hosted by University of Arkansas University Libraries

Resources

Fair Use,” Bentley University Library Research Guides

Future Thinking: ASERL’s Resource Guide to Controlled Digital Lending for Research Libraries,” Association of Southeastern Research Libraries

A Sample of Fair Use

By Sandra Aya Enimil

Music sampling has been, and is, a critical fixture and feature of hip-hop. Hip-hop is an amalgamation of music, music mixing, dance, graphic art, and a specific clothing aesthetic. Lovers of hip-hop music and copyright have followed and studied the impact of copyright law on the genre, particularly how hip-hop musical artists (MCs) have engaged fair use.

Read the full blog: http://blogs.harvard.edu/copyrightosc/2021/02/24/fair-use-week-2021-day-three-with-guest-expert-sandra-aya-enimil/

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Online Copyright Education Offered by Columbia University Libraries and LYRASIS

In early February, Columbia University Libraries and LYRASIS launched the Virtual Copyright Education Center (VCEC) pilot project. With a stellar faculty drawn from experts in research libraries and museums, “the project will introduce new classes to enable cultural heritage professionals to move beyond a basic understanding of copyright. The project also includes business planning to develop a sustainable service model to enable continued training.”

Even with noticeable growth in the number of scholarly communications positions within the ARL community in the past decade, such positions—advising on issues like open access and copyright—are still less than 2 percent of the professional workforce within ARL. This project will help scale and level up highly specialized knowledge of copyright across research libraries. Librarians work with students and faculty to better understand copyright exemptions like the fair use doctrine that enable their research, teaching, and learning. Librarians will also help prepare campus communities for understanding challenges that might come through the new Copyright Claims Board via the CASE Act.

ARL welcomes this new educational initiative, with its first course, Copyright 101, launching for free during Fair Use Week 2021.