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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use/Fair Dealing for OER: Webinar and Workshop
Monday, April 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fair use and fair dealing are the rights to use copyrighted content without asking the rightsholder for permission. This statutory safeguard is key to a balanced copyright regime, allowing creativity and knowledge to flourish without constraint. Because the context in which librarians, teachers, musicians, journalists, and others rely on fair use varies, these and other communities have developed codes of best practices for fair use that are based on common scenarios in their fields. The newest code is on open educational resources (OER), specifically what fair use enables with respect to using copyrighted material as “inserts.” The codes are not manuals—they are frameworks for decision-making according to community standards.
ARL and CARL hosted a webinar on Monday, April 19, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. eastern daylight time, beginning with a panel discussion of the new code of best practices in fair use for OER, including its Canadian appendix (Appendix Three in the OER best practices document), and what’s next for codes of best practices in the US and Canada. An “off the record” workshop with the new code’s authors to build confidence in your own fair use of copyrighted materials for OER followed.
Prudence S. Adler, American University Washington College of Law
William Cross, NC State University Libraries
Meredith Jacob, American University Washington College of Law
Peter Jaszi, American University Washington College of Law
Graeme Slaght, University of Toronto Libraries
Claire Stewart, Dean of University Libraries, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Mark Swartz, Queen’s University
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources, Jacob, Jaszi, Adler, Cross