Essential Copyright Exceptions for Staff and Faculty

Red River College

You hear the term “Fair Dealing” and you may know we have a Fair Dealing Policy at RRC, but what does it mean? In this session will talk about how we evaluate what it means to be “Fair” when using copyright materials for teaching and instructions. In addition to our policy we will discuss methods such as the Six Factor fair dealing test, and we will explore the use of RRC’s Fair Dealing Tool to assist you in making sound copyright decisions

Walking Through Fair Use: Information Session and Workshop

Yale Library

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2021—a celebration coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries—will take place February 22–26, 2021. Fair Use is an exemption in U.S. Copyright law available to users of copyrighted content. Fair Use relies on a four-factor analysis to allow users to reuse content without permission from the rights holders. Please join me on February 23, 2021 at 3pm for an information session and workshop on Fair Use. During the program, you will learn about fair use and how to work through a fair use analysis. One lucky attendee will receive a full set of Fair Use coasters created by the American Library Association.

What: Walking Through Fair Use
When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 3:00–4:20 p.m.

Sandra Aya Enimil
Yale Library

Can I Use This? Copyright and Fair Use in Practice

Northwestern University Libraries

Copyright is a growing concern among researchers, who may have questions like “When can I use someone else’s copyrighted work?” or “What rights do I have in my own research?” This workshop will cover basic copyright principles, as well as taking a deeper dive into how exceptions to the law like fair use apply in an academic setting. Expect small group discussions of real-life fair use case studies – participants are also encouraged to bring examples of texts, images, and other copyrighted materials they would like to incorporate into their work for the group to discuss.

This workshop is led by Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian at Northwestern University Libraries.

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Liz Hamilton
Northwestern University

University of Alberta Events

The University of Alberta and the “Lower Mainland Consortium” (SFU, UBC, Langara, KPU, VCC, and BCIT) will be co-hosting an online event for Fair Dealing Week 2021 on February 23 and 24. The event is free of charge, but registration is required. Registration for the event is now open and available here. The program includes three presentations, which are described below:

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The End of Library Ownership? A Conversation between Kyle Courtney and Meredith Rose

Join Library Futures Institute for a special Fair Use Week discussion on Monday, February 22 at 4PM ET with Meredith Rose (Public Knowledge), Kyle Courtney (Harvard University, Library Futures Board President). Kyle and Meredith will be joined by Jason Schultz (Director, Technology Law and Policy Clinic at NYU School of Law), Aaron Perzanowski (Associate Director, Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts, Case Western School of Law), authors of the End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy (MIT Press).
Link to follow after registration.

Fair Use Week Workshops

University of Arkansas Libraries

Join Lora Lennertz, data services librarian, for two virtual workshops in observation of Fair Use Week Feb. 22–26. These events are free and open to the public, and registration is required (links below).

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Celebrate Open Education Week 2021 with the Libraries and Global Campus

University of Arkansas University Libraries and Global Campus

The University Libraries and Global Campus have planned a series of virtual events for faculty, teaching assistants and graduate students in observation of Open Education Week March 1–5.

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Fair Use in Higher Education: A Conversation with Kyle Courtney

Longwood University, Greenwood Library

In celebration of Fair Use Week, Kyle Courtney from Harvard University will give a Zoom talk on Fair Use in Higher Education. The program is co-sponsored by the Longwood University Intellectual Property Committee and the Greenwood Library. Please register for the event at the link below.

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Fair Use: Using Copyrighted Materials in Research and Teaching

NYU Libraries

Join the Scholarly Communications & Information Policy Department for a workshop celebrating Fair Use Week 2021! This workshop is open to faculty, staff, and students who want to know more about how to think through fair use when using copyrighted materials in teaching and research. We will go over a basic primer on what copyright is, then focus on fair use, an important exception to copyright that allows use of copyright-protected materials without permission under certain circumstances. We will also discuss how to apply fair use to some hypothetical scenarios.

This session will be led by Anastasia Chiu, Scholarly Communications Librarian

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