Fair Use Week is February 22-26, 2016

FairUseLogoFair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration held the last week of February. Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016 will take place from Monday, February 22, through Friday, February 26. It celebrates the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions.

Fair use and fair dealing are essential limitations and exceptions to copyright, allowing the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. Fair use and fair dealing are flexible doctrines, allowing copyright to adapt to new technologies. These doctrines facilitate balance in copyright law, promoting further progress and accommodating freedom of speech and expression.

While fair use and fair dealing is employed on a daily basis by students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is a time to promote and discuss the opportunities presented, celebrate successful stories and explain the doctrine.  See below for more information.

Info on Fair Use Week

Fair Use News

Canadian Fair Dealing News

Fair Use Week Events

Fair Use Resources & Background


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