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The Shape of Fair Use

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The last few years have brought several landmark fair use rulings. Representatives of copyright owners have complained that some of these decisions signal an alarming expansion of the fair use defense. Courts, they argue, have misconstrued and misapplied the fair use doctrine, stretching it to shelter uses that it was never meant to privilege. Jessica Litman, the John F.

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Date
02/21/2017
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
220 Hutchins Hall
Series
Copyright Workshops
Event Type
Lecture

Science and Reputation: Biology, Social Thought, and the Modern University

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Join Robert Bender, Francis X. Blouin, Terrence J. McDonald, Kate Rosenblatt, and Perrin Selcer (all from the University of Michigan) as they look at a transformative period in the intellectual life of the University (1880-1920). New ideas were emerging about how individuals should conduct themselves and relate with others. These questions, once considered primarily spiritual, then seemed more the province of biology. Evolution studies brought new perspectives. But biology did not ultimately embrace all the possible directions, opening a path for the development of social science.

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Date
02/21/2017
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Breaking the Barriers of Voluntourism

This workshop is open to any student planning to teach English abroad this summer or over spring break. Students will learn from faculty experts about best practices for ESL and interacting respectfully with communities abroad, plus receive resources to help them during their time overseas. Dinner will be provided. Please register.

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Date
02/21/2017
Time
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Lab (Room 100)
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Event Type
Workshop

The Fair Use Factors: Their History and Application

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The language of the fair use factors has changed very little since the nineteenth century, but the doctrine of fair use has changed a great deal. Understanding the history of the factors, particularly their changing importance, is crucial to making accurate fair use decisions today. This workshop from Ana Enriquez of the U-M Library Copyright Office will focus on fair use cases from the last forty years, tracing the relative importance of the four statutory factors and their subfactors.

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Date
02/22/2017
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Lab (Room 100)
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Series
Copyright Workshops
Event Type
Workshop

Faculty Author Recognition Celebration

Join us to honor faculty who wrote monographs published in 2016. Enjoy refreshments as you browse publications and chat with authors. Remarks at this 5th annual reception will be at 3:30 p.m. by bestselling author, commentator, teacher, and coach John U. Bacon.

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Date
02/22/2017
Time
03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Reception

Fair Use: You Be The Judge

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Have you ever wondered whether you’re allowed to use someone else’s copyrighted material? Learn about fair use, the foremost user’s right under U.S. copyright law, at this workshop from the U-M Library Copyright Office. After an introduction to fair use, participants will be asked to evaluate the fair use arguments for several recent copyright cases, including Cariou v. Prince. This workshop is part of the copyright office’s celebration of Fair Use Week. All are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

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Date
02/24/2017
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
Auditorium, Art & Architecture Building
Series
Copyright Workshops
Event Type
Workshop

Exhibit Reception: Chinese Dance

Join us at this opening reception for the exhibit Chinese Dance: National Movements in a Revolutionary Age, 1945-1965. The exhibit draws from the Chinese Dance Collection developed during the past three years by the U-M Library's Asia Library. It includes digitized photographs, performance programs, archival materials, and videos.

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Date
03/06/2017
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Exhibit Opening

Online Discussion: Copyright and Course Websites

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How does copyright law impact what you can post on a course website? When is posting material there a fair use? What about using materials the library has licensed? Bring your questions for an online small-group discussion of copyright and course websites hosted by Ana Enriquez of the U-M Library Copyright Office. The office’s guide to Copyright and Course Websites will provide a framework for group discussion. All are welcome.

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Date
03/07/2017
Time
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location
Online/Google Hangout
Series
Copyright Workshops
Event Type
Discussion

Film: Moonlight

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The movie Moonlight (1hr, 51 min), based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, chronicles the life of a young black man he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Sponsored by Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) in observance of Black History Month.

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Date
03/07/2017
Time
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
MESA Black History Month Screenings
Event Type
Film

Author's Forum Presents: Gold Fame Citrus

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Claire Vaye Watkins, U-M assistant professor of English, reads from her novel "Gold Fame Citrus," followed by a conversation with Emily Chew, U-M graduate student in English, audience Q & A, and book signing. The novel speculates future life in a California where drought has turned the state into an endless desert. The Author's Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, the University of Michigan Library, & the Ann Arbor Book Festival.

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Date
03/08/2017
Time
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Author's Forum
Event Type
Discussion

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