Fair Use Week 2021

Monday, Feb 22, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, Feb 26, 2021 - 5:00pm

Fair use is used on a daily basis by students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material, but what is it? 

Fair use is an essential limitation and exception in US copyright that allows the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. Fair use is a flexible doctrine that allows copyright to adapt to new technologies and helps to balance in copyright law, promoting further progress and accommodating freedom of speech and expression.

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions that takes place during the last week of February. The 2021 dates for Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week are from February 22-26th.

This year's celebration at UCLA Library is adapted to our remote working environment. Join us in celebrating Fair Use!