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Library Classes: Copyright: Fact & Fiction

Class Description

Copyright:  Fact & Fiction

Class Description:

Copyright and Fair Use are often seen as moving targets.  Come and explore these concepts with us.  We’ll review some typical scenarios that educators and researchers might encounter and we’ll talk about how you can determine if your use of the material falls under “Fair Use”.  We’ll look at situations like: 

  • Sharing copies of articles for journal clubs or institutional review with non-affiliated participants
  • Uploading vs linking of journal articles in Canvas for classes
  • Researchers reusing the Methods section from one to the next article
  • Uploading book chapters into class management systems
  • Bring your questions to the discussion

How do you make a good faith effort to consider copyright, fair use and your liability?  Come to this discussion and we’ll try to make things more clear.  Hope to see there.

Learning Objectives:

  • Appreciate the similarities and differences between Copyright and Fair Use
  • Recognize the concept of Educational Use
  • Self-identify situations that may constitute a Copyright violation
  • Self-identify situations that may require a Fair Use evaluation
  • Understand how to conduct a Fair Use Evaluation using a Fair Use Checklist