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Fair Use


  • Copyright Guides for Software Collections Webinar

    Would you like to learn how you can provide access to software by using library exceptions to copyright alongside fair use and fair dealing? Join this free webinar on Tuesday, October 4, at...

  • KnowYourCopyrights.org Helps Library Advocates Assert Rights in Digital Era

    KnowYourCopyrights.org Helps Library Advocates Assert Rights in Digital Era

    Today the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) launched KnowYourCopyrights.org, a revamped resource to support library leaders, practitioners, and advocates in proactively asserting library rights in the digital era. Libraries, as...

  • Copyright and Contracts: Issues and Strategies

    In 2020, ARL’s Advocacy and Public Policy Committee launched a digital rights initiative focused on understanding and safeguarding the full stack of research libraries’ rights: to acquire and lend digital...

  • Controlled Digital Lending

    This paper discusses ARL's position on controlled digital lending of library materials and lays out considerations that may support research libraries in crafting their use case and preparing for a...

  • ARL Comments on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    ARL Comments on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to submit these comments to the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, in consideration of its process to propose amendments...

  • ARL Joins Fair-Use Amicus Brief in Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith

    ARL Joins Fair-Use Amicus Brief in Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith

    In the case of Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Lynn Goldsmith and Lynn Goldsmith, Ltd., the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has joined associations representing libraries,...

  • CASE Act Toolkit

    About this toolkit The content of this toolkit is informed by the work of Rachael Samberg, scholarly communication officer and program director, Office of Scholarly Communication Services, University of California,...

  • Library Copyright Alliance: SMART Copyright Act Would Burden Libraries and Free Expression

    Library Copyright Alliance: SMART Copyright Act Would Burden Libraries and Free Expression

    The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) opposes a new copyright bill that would burden libraries and limit free expression online. The Strengthening Measures to Advance Rights Technologies (SMART ) Copyright Act...

  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Day 3 Roundup

    Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Day 3 Roundup

    This year, libraries, universities, and civil society groups celebrate Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week February 21–25. Fair use (in the US) and fair dealing (in Canada and other jurisdictions) is a...

  • Fair Use Jurisprudence Project—Updated for 2022

    Fair Use Jurisprudence Project—Updated for 2022

    Last year, in celebration of Fair Use Week, the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology (IPAT) Clinic took a deep dive into fair use. We looked at every written judicial opinion...


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