It’s Fair Use Week! Fair use is an important exception in US Copyright Law. It allows you to use portions of copyrighted material without permissions, as long as the use is “fair.” To determine whether a use is fair, you should conduct a fair use assessment for any copyright protected materials you use in your courses and lectures. To help you with the risk assessment, you can use a fair use checklist. The checklist is an easy way to weigh the four factors of fair use and determine whether you can use the copyrighted material fairly or whether you should request permissions for use from the copyright holder.To learn more about Fair Use, check out Fair Use Myths and Realities by the Association of Research Libraries.
We’re promoting Fair Use Week in the library with webinars and other events. Please join us for a webinar or meet our copyright expert. Bring your questions! If you can’t make it to any of the events, feel free to contact us with copyright questions any time. You can use the form below or the “contact us” form from the library’s website.