We hope you are learning a lot during Fair Use Week and feeling empowered to create and innovate. Fair use is your right and works together with copyright law. The Association of Research Libraries Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (2012) points out that “without fair use and related exceptions, copyright would create an unconstitutional constraint on free expression” (p. 6). An important third factor is the contracts that Gleeson Library signs with vendors to provide electronic databases to you. Those contracts, or licenses, guide how you can use the database contents and, in general, take precedence over fair use guidelines.Continue reading “Copyright, contracts, and using Gleeson databases”
Learn more about Fair Use/Fair Dealing week, and how Fair Use is being celebrated on campus. Continue reading Happy Fair Use Week!
When do you most frequently encounter copyright law? Is it when you click on a YouTube video and you find — uh oh — that it’s been taken down at the request of the owner? In fact, we use an important part of our copyright law every day when we engage in “criticism, comment, news … Continue reading Fan Fiction and Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018
What is fair use? Fair use is a part of copyright law, and describes how ownership over copyright is limited in order to benefit our society. It’s what allows teachers to use materials in the classroom, artists to remix to create new works, and comedians to parody the news. What is Fair Use Week? Fair … Continue reading Celebrate Fair Use Week!