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What is Fair Use Week?

“Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.” ~ Quoted text retrieved January 2016 from the Association of Research Libraries’ Fair Use Week website.

  • 5-step framework to analyze any U.S. copyright question

    The decision to use a copyrighted work depends on several factors and circumstances. This 5-step framework will take you through factors to consider, including fair use, in a step by step order. If you eliminate one step as an option, you continue on to the next. If none of the options work, you may need to request permission to use the work, pay to license your use of the work, or look for alternative content to use.

  • Local copyright story

    As described in this Collegiate Times news story, by Lauren Farrar, following the sale of these glasses, the use of this image was disputed by Douceur, stating that this image was a direct copy of his original tattoo art and was used for commercial benefit without permission or license.


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