Every year the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) celebrates the fundamental right to fair use. Fair use is an important in academia because it allows students and faculty the ability to teach and learn without fear of corporate or governmental intrusion. Fair use also protects the right to freedom of speech and expression. Whether you are an artist or an entrepreneur, you have the fair use doctrine to thank!
Read more about fair use on our Copyright & Fair Use Research Guide.
From http://fairuseweek.org/ :
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.
Fair use and fair dealing are essential limitations and exceptions to copyright, allowing the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. Fair use and fair dealing are flexible doctrines, allowing copyright to adapt to new technologies. These doctrines facilitate balance in copyright law, promoting further progress and accommodating freedom of speech and expression.
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