Copyright in Actions: Fair Use Myths and Misconceptions
Fair use is an exception found in U.S. copyright law that information professionals can consider utilizing when looking to make copies of copyrighted works.
Codified in in Section 107 of U.S. copyright law (Title 17, United States Code), fair use outlines specific factors to consider when trying to determine if the reuse of a work is considered fair or infringing.
In addition to examining the responsibilities and rights of libraries as they relate to fair use, this online seminar highlights tools to help library professionals make these important determinations. Participants will also discuss the many myths and misconceptions that surround fair use.
Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to
- Discuss the fair use exception in U.S. 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
Who Should Attend
Library staff working in reference, instruction, programming, makerspaces, and anyone with an interest in the topic
Carla Myers Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Carla Myers serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries. Her professional presentations and publications focus on fair use, copyright in the classroom, and library copyright issues.