We are proud to announce that UT Austin is celebrating Fair Use Week!
UT students, faculty, and staff use fair use every day. Professors teach, undergraduates learn, and researchers advance knowledge relying on fair use to use copyrighted information. Fair Use Week is an occasion to promote the opportunities presented by this legal exemption, to share successful fair use stories, and to discuss this important law.
Our contributions tie into the national Fair Use Week efforts, which are currently in its second year, and the celebration runs from February 23-27. We hope you’ll participate, either in person or virtually:
- Tuesday, February 24, 1:00-2:00 pm: the UT Libraries is hosting an Association of College & Research Libraries webcast, “Does Fair Use Really Work?” featuring Kevin Smith/Duke University, Perry-Castañeda Library 3.120.
- Katherine Kapsidelis and Rebecca Pad, iSchool students and UT Libraries’ Ask a Librarian Interns, share their video, “(c)opyright and Fair Use“.
- David Hunter, the UT Libraries’ Music Librarian, discusses “Fair Use and the Jazz Appreciation MOOC” in his blog post.
- Georgia Harper, the UT Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Advisor, shares her “I’m an Artist” presentation.
There are many online offerings, so you can participate no matter where you are! If you have any questions, please contact Emilie Algenio, emilie.algenio at gmail dot com, or Colleen Lyon, c.lyon at austin dot utexas dot edu.