It’s Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week! The annual celebration continues through Friday, March 1. Fair use is an important right that provides balance to the copyright system and supports the constitutional purpose of copyright to “promote the Progress of Science and the useful Arts.” Fair use and fair dealing also refer to the limitations and exceptions to copyright which permit the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. This movement has inspired institutions and communities globally to host events and continue advocating for our freedom of speech and expression.
Below are a list of resources from the Fair Use Week blog to help you participate all week long:
- Fair Use Fundamentals Infographic
- How Fair Use Helps in Saving Software
- Fair Use Video Code: Statement of Best Practices
- Debunking the Fair Use vs. Fair Dealing Myth
- Fan fiction and fair use
To learn more, visit fairuseweek.org