Special Events

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

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.

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.

Learn more: https://librariesblog.uark.edu/celebrate-open-education-week-2021-with-the-libraries-and-global-campus/

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.


Contact: Greenwood Library; ask@longwood.libanswers.com

Drop-In Consultation Hours for Fair Use Week

The Ohio State University

Join Copyright Services for Fair Use Week 2021

Do you use materials from third-party sources in your teaching or research publications? Have you heard that all educational use is fair use but have some concerns about whether this is accurate? How can you evaluate whether something may qualify as fair use or determine if you need to seek permission? Copyright Services is offering drop-in consultation hours next week for Fair Use Week. Join us Tuesday, February 23rd from 11 a.m. – noon with all your fair use questions! Click here to reserve a spot (drop in any time during the consultation hours).

Copyright 101: A Free Live Course from the Virtual Copyright Education Center

Presented by LYRASIS and Columbia University Libraries

LYRASIS and Columbia University Libraries’ Copyright Advisory Services are joining forces to pilot a new Virtual Copyright Education Center, including a series of classes on copyright issues and management. It will also include business planning with the goal of developing a sustainable service model and will be the first pilot delivered through the new Research and Innovation division of LYRASIS.

This new program was developed in partnership with Columbia University Libraries as a result of the 2017 LYRASIS Catalyst Fund award to Columbia, funding research into the feasibility of a virtual copyright education centerThe Catalyst Fund is the main engine for innovation and new ideas and a membership benefit of the Leaders Circle. For those who are new to the process, each year LYRASIS earmarks funds to award to member institutions who submit ideas and proposals during our Catalyst Fund application period. The Leaders Circle then vets and votes on the projects and ideas that are most scalable and valuable to the wider community. We are excited that the Virtual Copyright Education Center has matured to the pilot phase of our innovation pipeline.

Learn more: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/VCEC/Virtual+Copyright+Education+Center