CAA Fair Use Issues Report: Braving through Fear of Fair Use

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Date & Time
February 24, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Lab (Room 100, up the ramp and to the right)
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Event Type
Discussion

Are you digitizing a special collection or unique museum materials? Are you a scholar trying to use images for research, scholarly publishing or teaching? In the last 20 years there’s been an explosion in the amount of high-quality online image content from cultural collections, but recent research indicates that scholars are not necessarily taking advantage of this content. Why?

The College Arts Association (CAA) just issued the findings of a survey that looks at the application and understanding of fair use by scholars, artists, and others. It demonstrates what many professors and students say: "We don’t understand fair use and don’t know how to use it."

Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Officer at the U-M Library, leads a discussion about the CAA Fair Use Issues report — considering ways the survey can help us think about responsible application of fair use in providing access to digital collections, scholarly communication, and authorship, and what it might mean for rethinking our behavior and decisions.

Presented by U-M Library with the U-M Collections Committee.

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Host Contact
Melissa Levine mslevine@umich.edu
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Last modified: 02/14/2014