Using Multi-Media and other Copyrighted Material in the Classroom Online Workshop

Mon., Feb. 25
Online, 1-2 p.m.

This Fair Use Week webinar offers guidance to instructors using print and multimedia resources in the classroom (both face-to-face and online). The session will review current copyright law and how to make Fair Use determinations when using copyrighted materials in your course. We will explore the differences between face-to-face classroom and online use of video, music, images and articles.

Sandy De Groote
University of Illinois at Chicago Library

Renovating the Public Domain: Creating Value in Vintage Works

Join us for a lecture and audience discussion focusing on the impacts of the works entering the public domain as of January 1, 2019 and how these works will enhance teaching and research. A reception follows. Presented by University of Illinois at Urbana Research and Instruction Librarian and Teaching Assistant Professor, Law Library, Pia M. Hunter, J.D.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Richard J. Daley Library
801 S. Morgan St., Room 1-470
Chicago, IL 60607

About Pia M. Hunter, J.D.

Pia M. Hunter

Andrea Smith
University of Illinois at Chicago Library

The Importance of Fair Use: A Fair Use Week Celebration

Please join Duke University Libraries on Tuesday, February 26, for a celebration of fair use! Every year, we use Fair Use Week (February 25-March 1) to highlight the importance of fair use for creators and users of copyrighted works. You can join us from 2:00 to 3:00pm, February 26, in the Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein Library 153) for a discussion with several esteemed copyright experts about how fair use promotes creativity and innovation, supporting a wide range of cultural and scientific developments. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided! Please register here.

Our panelists include:
James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor, Duke University School of Law, and Co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain
Jennifer Jenkins, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain, Duke University School of Law
Cathy Rimer-Surles, Assistant Director for Contracts and Licensing, Duke University Press
Ed Timberlake, Copyright & Trademark Attorney, Timberlake Law
Mike Wolfe, Lecturing Fellow, Duke University School of Law, and former Executive Director of the Authors Alliance

The panel will be moderated by Dave Hansen, Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communication at Duke University Libraries. Afterward (3:00 to 3:30pm) you’ll have an opportunity to meet with Arnetta Girardeau, Duke University Libraries’ new Copyright & Information Policy Consultant, whose primary job is to educate and consult with members of the Duke community on copyright and related challenges that arise in teaching, research, and publishing.

Dave Hansen
Duke University Libraries

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: )

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

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

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

ACRL Presents: Digging for Gold with Bundles of Sticks: Copyright, Fair Use, and Text Data Mining

Scholars seeking to digitally mine collections of text — and the library professionals on board to help them — often have questions about how copyright and fair use affect their text data mining (TDM) intentions. What collections can researchers use, and how can they use them within the bounds of the law? This webcast will help library and consortia participants build literacies to navigate TDM copyright issues so that we may maximally support this innovative research. We will overview how copyright law fits in with TDM, the scope of fair use rights and what courts have said about it, and tips for building copyright literacy into TDM support and content licensing. We will also highlight several other law and policy literacies (contracts, privacy, ethics) shaping TDM research, as a preview for our holistic TDM legal literacies training.

Rachael G. Samberg leads UC Berkeley Library’s Office of Scholarly Communication Services. A Duke Law graduate, Rachael practiced intellectual property litigation at Fenwick & West LLP for seven years before spending six years at Stanford Law School’s library, where she was Head of Reference & Instructional Services and a Lecturer in Law. She joined UC Berkeley in 2016. Rachael speaks throughout the country about copyright and scholarly communication issues, and is a presenter for the ACRL Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement RoadShow. Her forthcoming chapter, “Law & Literacy in Non-Consumptive Text Mining: Guiding Researchers Through the Landscape of Computational Text Analysis,” will be published in Copyright Conversations (ACRL 2019).

Association of College & Research Libraries

Fair Dealing @ UNBC

This information session will give an overview of copyright and fair dealing, look at how fair dealing benefits members of the UNBC community, and discuss the future of fair dealing in Canadian education. All are welcome!

Austin Matheson
University of Northern British Columbia

Understanding Copyright: From Basics to Fair Use

Cornell’s Copyright Information Center will celebrate Fair Use Week with two back-to-back sessions focused on copyright and fair use. These courses are designed for staff, faculty, and students who create, reuse, remix and advise patrons on how to use copyrighted materials in research, coursework, course design and more.

While you may attend either, the “basics” session will be extremely helpful in understanding the content of the “fair use” session.

Copyright Basics
9:00am – 10:15am
Why is copyright so confusing? How does it work? What is in the public domain? What is “Creative Commons?” When starting research, writing or course design, having an eye on the rights status of the materials that you use, create and remix is crucial to long term success. This workshop will introduce participants to the structure of U.S. copyright law, including a breakdown of what exclusive rights copyright owners enjoy over their works.

Copyright & Fair Use
10:30am – 12:00pm
Fair use is a legal exemption to the exclusive rights of copyright holders. So how do you know if what you plan counts as “fair?” What resources are available to help faculty and students navigate fair use assessment? Join us for this dive into the subtle and difficult terrain of fair use assessment. The workshop will teach participants the concept of copyright limitations, and provide an in-depth look at the fair use limitation on copyright. Participants will gain a deeper knowledge about fair use’s four factors and how to apply them to their own writing and scholarship.

Face-to-face participation preferred, but feel free to join us via Zoom!

Amy Dygert
Cornell University

*Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2019 will take place from February 25 to March 1*

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ARL will have guest blog posts throughout the week, cross-posted to the Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week site