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FAQs for the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Students, Librarians, and Professors may have questions about how to best use the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Research Libraries. Below you can find additional resources that will better explain how you can use the Code at your institution. 


FAQ Documents

Frequently Asked Questions for Librarians (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions for Professors (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions for Students (PDF)

FAQ Videos

Why do I need fair use?

ARL FAQ - Why do I need fair use? from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Don't exemptions override fair use?

ARL FAQ - Don't Exemptions Override Fair Use? from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Can I use the entire work?

ARL FAQ - Can I use the entire work? from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Fact Check: How do I navigate the sea of guidelines and “rules of thumb” for fair use that I find online?

ARL FAQ - 1976 Classroom Guidelines from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Isn't fair use pretty vague?

ARL FAQ - Isn't fair use pretty vague? from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Fair use is case by case.

ARL FAQ - Fair use is case by case. from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Fair use is too risky.

ARL FAQ - Fair use is too risky. from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Fact Check: Institutional risk with fair use?

ARL FAQ - Institutional risk with fair use? from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Fair use is a defense, not a right.

ARL FAQ - Fair use is a defense, not a right. from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Fact Check: Content holders should approve of the Code, not peers.

ARL FAQ - Content holders should approve, not peers. from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

What happens when someone makes a bad judgment using the Code of Best Practices?

ARL FAQ - What if someone makes a bad judgment? from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Do we need copyright reform first?

ARL FAQ - We need copyright reform first. from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Shouldn't we have a "test case" that makes it clear what we can and cannot do?

ARL FAQ - We need a fair use test case! from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

Fact Check: This isn't going to work for librarians who are making copies of work available.

ARL FAQ - Transformativeness from Center for Social Media on Vimeo.

 
 
 

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