Happy Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week! This annual event runs from February 20 – February 24, 2017.
This year, Fair Use Week is February 22-26.
How much do you know about fair use? If you are a student, you probably benefit from it every day, sometimes without realizing it. When does fair use apply to what you do? Here are some examples (via ARL’s infographic):
- For class
- Writing papers with quotes cited from other works
- Posting a copy of a news article to Canvas
- Searching Google Books for a page containing a certain quote
- Forwarding an email with photos attached
- For fun
- Posting a short clip from a TV show onto Facebook
- Taking a selfie with a Star Wars advertisement in the background
- Writing a chapter of fan fiction and posting it online