Fair Use in the Time of COVID19

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Fair Use doctrine is the vital exception to copyright law that allows, in certain circumstances, the re-use of copyrighted material without permission. In 2020, when stay-at-home orders began and campuses were mostly deserted, academia was forced to make some swift changes to the way work is done and classes are taught, and were compelled to realign the ways information and resources are shared with students and colleagues.  Suddenly, traditional teaching modalities became unavailable, and electronic methods had to be relied upon almost exclusively.  With our typical teaching and learning situations dramatically altered, was the Fair Use doctrine altered as well?  The answer may surprise you.  Come join us as we examine how Fair Use is performing during the pandemic, and together discuss the implications for our scholarly work going forward.

Please RSVP to receive Zoom information the morning of the event.

Presented by

Martin J. Brennan

Scholarly Communication Education Librarian