“Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of the doctrine of fair use and fair dealing. It celebrates the important role fair use plays in achieving the Constitutional purpose of intellectual property rights in the US.” – Association of Research Libraries

In this series, bloggers from the UA Libraries and the UA campus community talk about Copyright and Fair Use and how it applies to our lives as citizens and scholars. Check back on for our Fair Use Week content.

For more information about fair use and fair dealing, visit the Fair Use Week website or search the hashtag #FairUseWeek2016.

  • How The Citation Project Helps Librarians Promote Fair Use
    Posted by smwhitver on February 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    As I think about Fair Use this week, I find myself reflecting on a conversation that I had several years ago with a writing instructor friend. We are at The University of Alabama, and a student of hers wanted to know if he needed to find a source to support a statement that he considered More →

  • Fair Use and Computer Software
    Posted by admin on February 22, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Copyright law and its implications for software copying, usage, and re-purposing is a relatively recent phenomenon. Current fair-use interpretations of the application of copyright law to copyrighted and protected computer software applications are based primarily on the 9th circuit court of appeals cases Galoob toys v. Nintendo and Sega v. Accolade industries. In the US, More →

  • Fair Use Week 2016
    Posted by cdill on February 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Navigating Fair Use for Streaming Video in the Classroom To add to the conversation during Fair Use Week 2016, let’s talk about fair use for digital content, specifically streaming video in the college classroom. Librarians and teaching faculty share this interest and are actively involved in the development and use of streaming video collections. Faculty … Continue reading Fair Use Week 2016 &rarr More →

  • Fair use, Library Instruction, and First-year Students
    Posted by smwhitver on February 22, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Association of Research Libraries Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week- 22-26 February 2016 “Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of the doctrine of fair use and fair dealing. It celebrates the important role fair use plays in achieving the Constitutional purpose of intellectual property rights in the US.” – Association of Research Libraries In this More →

  • Accessible Formats and Fair Use
    Posted by Melissa Green on February 20, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    In this Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week post, one of a series of posts from UA Libraries and UA campus community bloggers, Academic Technologies Instruction Librarian Melissa Green discusses access to copyrighted works for persons with disabilities made possible under provisions of sections 121 and 107 of the Copyright Act. For more information about fair use and fair More →

  • Government Documents, Copyright, and Public Domain
    Posted by Melissa Green on February 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    In this Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week post, one of a series of posts from UA Libraries and UA campus community bloggers, Government Documents Librarian Dr. Kevin Walker discusses copyright, public domain, and fair use as they pertain to United States federal government publications. For more information about fair use and fair dealing, visit the Fair Use Week More →

  • Fair Use in the Archive: Copyright or Right of Privacy?
    Posted by kgmatheny on February 18, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    When special collections libraries hold rare books and other published materials, they face the same challenges as other libraries when it comes to copyright and the allowances of Fair Use. But what about their archival collections — unpublished items like … ; The post Fair Use in the Archive: Copyright or Right of Privacy? appeared first on What's Cool at Hoole. More →

  • Fair Use Week (February 22-26, 2016)
    Posted by Tom on February 16, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    This is a week to celebrate a key right we have in the use of copyrighted materials for scholarship, teaching, and learning. One way to celebrate is to understand what is allowable and then vigorously exercise that right. Fair use is one of the major limitations given in Title 17 of the United States Code More →

  • On Scientific Facts, Copyright, and Fair Use
    Posted by vfscalfani on February 16, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Scientific and other facts are excluded from copyright protection [1]. As such, for scientific facts, we do not generally need to worry about whether Fair Use applies. While facts are not copyrighted, they are often buried within copyrighted documents such as published journal articles. Content within journal articles that are not clearly facts may then More →