From March 12-16, the U-M Library Copyright Office invites you to join us in celebrating Fair Use Week with a line-up of events that are free and open to the public. More information for each event will be forthcoming, but please save the date and feel free to distribute the following information to your networks:
Other People’s Footage: A Fair Use Documentary
Tuesday March 13, Shapiro Screening Room 2160, 6:45-9:00 pm
The Library Copyright Office will be holding a screening of the 2016 documentary Other People’s Footage: Copyright and Fair Use. Following the screening, attorney Susan Kornfield, U-M Associate General Counsel Jack Bernard, and Associate Professor of Screen Arts and Culture Matthew Solomon, will discuss the documentary and its portrayal of fair use in film. Please register in advance. A pizza dinner will be provided.
Wednesday March 14, Shapiro Design Lab, 6:00-7:00 pm
Celebrate Fair Use Week with a Meme War! Students will be asked to create a meme centered around their experience at U-M. The event will feature a short talk by representatives from the Library Copyright Office highlighting how Fair Use underlies the existence of the Meme culture. There will be prizes for the best memes and dinner will be provided while supplies last.
Keynote Lecture: Fair Use in the Media
Thursday, March 15, U-M Law School Hutchins Hall 220, 12:00-1:00 pm
Please join us for the Fair Use Keynote Lecture! Ashley Messenger, Senior Associate General Counsel at NPR will discuss how Fair Use impacts major news organizations. Lunch will be provided.
Exploring the Role of Fair Use in Fan Culture
Friday, March 16, U-M Law School South Hall 1225, 12:00-1:00 pm
How does copyright law affect fan works and fan culture? How does fair use play a role? Professor Jessica Litman, Professor Betsy Rosenblatt, Lead Copyright Officer at the U-M Library Copyright Office Melissa Levine, and fanfic author Mary Lou Klecha will explore this topic in a panel discussion. Lunch will be provided.