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.
In honor of Fair Use Week 2015, we’ve released a new infographic, “Fair Use Fundamentals.” Fair use is an important right that provides balance to the copyright system in the United States and supports the Constitutional purpose of copyright to “promote the Progress of Science and the useful Arts.” This infographic explains what fair use is, why it is important and who uses fair use. The infographic also provides several high-profile examples of fair use.
The infographic is freely available as a PDF to embed on blogs and websites and to print and hand out at events. Share the link, embed the PDF on your site, print copies for your next event, and continue to support and work with your campus partners on promoting fair use.
Fair Use Week 2015 is being celebrated this week, Monday, February 23, through Friday, February 27. You can participate on a single day during the week, multiple days, or the full week. Visit http://www.fairuseweek.org/ to participate or find additional resources.
This post first appeared, in part, as an ARL News item on the ARL website.