Fair Use Week, observed February 23 – 27 in 2015, is an annual celebration of the doctrine of fair use and the important role this limitation on copyright plays in achieving the Constitutional purpose of intellectual property rights: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts.
The Library, University Legal Counsel, and UIC Digital Communications are sponsoring a discussion on “Copyright, the Internet, and You” on Thursday, February 26, 2015, noon to 1 p.m., in the Daley Library, room 1-470. Michael Harte, University Legal Counsel, Pia Hunter and Sandy DeGroote, University Library, will discuss best practices for using copyrighted text, images, and media.
If you cannot attend in person, you can attend via Blackboard Collaborate. The session will be recorded and archived. N.B. All new Collaborate users on Windows or Mac need to install the Blackboard Launcher before you can enter a session.
ACRL presents a free webinar “Celebrating Fair Use Week: Does Fair Use Really Work?” on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, from 1 – 2 p.m., featuring Kevin Smith, Director, Copyright and Scholarly Communication, Duke University Libraries. See details on the ACRL Insider Blog.
Additional Fair Use Week events are described on the ARL website