Fair use is an exception found in US copyright law that users, including information professionals, can consider utilizing when looking to make copies of copyrighted works. Codified in in Section 107 of US copyright law (Title 17, United States Code), it outlines specific factors to consider when trying to determine if the reuse of a work may be considered fair or infringing. In addition to examining the responsibilities (and rights) of libraries as they relate to these four factors, this session will also provide attendees with tools and other suggested resources to help them make these crucial determinations and discuss the many myths and misconceptions that surround fair use.
Attendees to this session will have the opportunity to
- Discuss the fair use exception in US copyright law
- Explore the four factors to consider when trying to determine if the reuse of a work may be considered fair or infringing.
- Examine the responsibilities (and rights) of libraries.
- Learn about tools and other suggested resources to help make crucial determinations