Fair Use Week | February 23-27
Fair Use Week is an annual week-long event celebrating the important doctrines of fair use in the US. This event was first established at Harvard by Kyle Courtney, the Office for Scholarly Communication’s (OSC’s) Program Manager and Copyright Advisor. Now, it is sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and is celebrated nationally.
“Fair use and fair dealing are essential limitations and exceptions to copyright, allowing 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. These doctrines facilitate balance in copyright law, promoting further progress and accommodating freedom of speech and expression.”
Throughout the week you may follow:
- the OSC’s copyright blog, which will feature guest posts from fair use experts
- Fair Use Week Tumblr, which will feature fair use stories
- Fair Use Week Twitter feed, which will keep you up to date on Fair Use Week conversations.
The Copyright First Responders will be on hand to answer your fair use questions locally, armed with Fair Use Week-themed swag. You may also explore other local and national events, which will be listed on the ARL’s Fair Use Week website.
Visit the OSC website to find details about upcoming Harvard-based Fair Use Week festivities and read a roundup of the events.