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