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Roundup from Day 4 of Fair Use Week 2016

Check out all of the great posts from Day 4 of Fair Use Week 2016! Don’t see yours? Contact us to get yours added!


Swarthmore College Libraries, Warhol-esque soup can reading “Using old art to make new art is fair use,”promoting a library event for users to create transformative art


Radio Berkman, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, “How Fair Use Works, in Six Minutes or Less”


Amanda Wakaruk, copyright librarian, University of Alberta, “Canadian Crown Copyright Conundrum” (PDF), paper discussing inconsistent approaches to copyright for works published by the Canadian government and advocating following the model of the US government, most of whose works are in the public domain

Youth and Media, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, “Fair Use Resources,” three new resources: a Radio Berkman podcast on the basics of fair use, a guide for teachers to help students understand fair use, and an infographic to explain the fair use doctrine and provide examples of applying the four factors


Common Sense Media, animated video encouraging students to think about copyright law and appropriate ways to use original work responsibly

Dalhousie University Libraries, interview with assistant professor Mike Smit, School of Information Management, for Fair Dealing Week

Dalhousie University Libraries, interview with instructor Sasha Kondrashov, School of Social Work, for Fair Dealing Week

Blog/News Posts

Laura Burtle on Georgia State University Library blog, “Recent Developments in Fair Use Litigation”

Kyle K. Courtney on Copyright at Harvard Library blog, “Fair Use Week 2016: Day Four Interview With #WTFU Founders”

Nora Dethloff and Stephanie Lewin-Lane on University of Houston Libraries News blog, “Fair Use vs. Public Domain”

Teresa Hackett on EIFL blog, “Copyright for Today and Tomorrow (and Is There Life on Mars?)”

Heather Hughes in Western News, “Copyright Education Process Continues for Adam”

Brandy Karl on Penn State Copyright Portal blog, “Transformative Fair Use: A Mashup T-Shirt Roundup”

Lydia Pallas Loren on Authors Alliance blog, “Fair Use as More Than Just a ‘Defense’ to Infringement”

Meera Nair on Fair Duty blog, “Fair Use Denied—Part IV”

Megan O’Donnell on Scholarly Communication @ Iowa State University Library blog, “President Obama Nominates Dr. Carla Hayden for Librarian of Congress”

Tammy Ravas on District Dispatch blog, “Everyday Fair Use in Libraries”

Roxanne Shirazi on City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center Library blog, “Fair Use Week: Copyright and Your Dissertation”

Anna Simon on Ars Hoya blog, “Nostalgia Critic Defends Fair Use YouTube Clips”

Maira Sutton on Electronic Frontier Foundation blog, “The Murky Waters of International Copyright Law”

Peggy Tahir on UCSF Libraries In Plain Sight blog, “Fair Use Week, Day Four: Stream It!”

Roundup from Day 3 of Fair Use Week 2016

Check out all of the great posts from Day 3 of Fair Use Week 2016! Don’t see yours? Contact us to get yours added!


WOSA Public Radio: interview with Sandra Enimil, head of The Ohio State University Libraries Copyright Resources Center, about how to interpret and apply fair use


Brigham Young University, Copyright Licensing Office: Fair Use Week 2016 Questions & Answers

Center for Media & Social Impact: Infographic: Teaching About Art | Fair Use Week

New Media Rights: The Fair Use App: An Interactive Guide for Filmmakers and Video Creators


Harvard Library, Office of Scholarly Communication: Rebekah Modrak, associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design, recounts challenges she encountered after creating artwork incorporating third-party copyrighted material

MIT Libraries: panel of publishers, authors, and librarians discuss fair use and reusing content in scholarly journals and books

Blog Posts

Lila Bailey on Internet Archive Blogs, “Fair Use & Access to All Human Knowledge”

Brandeis Library & Technology Services blog, “CopyRIGHT or CopyWRONG: Understanding the Basics of Fair Use”

Brandon Butler on Copyright at Harvard Library blog, “In Defense of Fair Use: The Slow Food Movement Tells Us Something Important about Our Fair Use Rights”

Denise Dimsdale on Georgia State University Library blog, “Why Is Fair Use Important?”

Fair Use Week blog, “Fair Use Stories: Prof. Rebekah Modrak and Re-Made Co.”

Ellen Finnie on MIT Libraries News & Events blog, “An Antidote to Copyright ‘Pain’”

Eric Harbeson on District Dispatch blog, “A Non-transformative Argument for Orphan Works”

Martha Meacham on AEA365: A Tip-a-Day by and for Evaluators blog, “Navigating Copyright Issues: When Should We Be Concerned?”

Meera Nair on Fair Duty blog, “Fair Use Denied—Part III”

Wanda Noel on ARL Policy Notes blog, “Canada’s Copyright Board Finds Most Educational Copying Is Fair Dealing”

Re:Create on BuzzFeed: “19 Reasons to be Thankful for Fair Use”

Ryerson University Library & Archives News blog, “Celebrate Fair Dealing Week—Celebrate User’s Rights”

School of Visual Arts NYC, In the Loupe: Visual Resources Center Blog, “It’s Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week!”

Rebecca Tushnet on Authors Alliance blog, “Fair Use and the DMCA’s ‘Anticircumvention’ Provisions”

Ultimate Oddball Blog, “Fair Use and #WTFU on Youtube”

Five Videos from ARL Libraries Celebrate Fair Use and Fair Dealing

*This week is Fair Use Week, an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.

Cross-posted from ARL News*

In honor of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016, five ARL member libraries have created videos celebrating the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing—essential limitations and exceptions to copyright that allow the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. Fair use and fair dealing are flexible doctrines, allowing copyright to adapt to new technologies and facilitate balance in copyright law.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries highlights in a two-minute video its collection of Great Smoky Mountains postcards and digitization of this collection under fair use. Holly Mercer, associate dean for research and scholarly communication, notes that the University of Tennessee relied on the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries to evaluate the fair use case to digitize and make the postcards available online. She clearly explains the transformative nature of making this special collection available digitally.

Ann Thornton, university librarian and vice provost of Columbia University, explains in a four-minute video how fair use has contributed to allowing “quality” access to scholarly materials. She discusses court cases from the past year that provide clear direction in allowing the robust application of fair use, including Authors Guild v. Google and Lenz v. Universal Music. Thornton also talks about the importance of open access and why it must act in tandem with fair use.

Texas A&M University Libraries has created a two-minute video explaining what fair use is and how, rather than creating strict rules about fair use, the university libraries has empowered faculty to determine what is fair use in the context of their own classrooms. The libraries thinks of fair use like a muscle—“if you don’t use it, you lose it.”

University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst Libraries highlights in a one-minute video its W. E. B. Du Bois collection as an example of one of its special collections that it has digitized and made available online relying on fair use. This collection is used in more than 30 courses at UMass alone. The Du Bois collection is just one of 100 other collections that are available via the libraries’ digital repository.

Gerald Beasley, vice-provost and chief librarian at the University of Alberta, emphasizes in a four-minute video the balance of rights in copyright. University of Alberta’s impact on Alberta’s economy is estimated at $12.3 billion and Beasley points out that access to copyrighted material is essential to scholarship because of the need to build upon works that came before. He also notes that a “liberal interpretation and application of fair use and fair dealing should be encouraged, especially for universities.”