In conjunction with Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is releasing an infographic that illustrates how fair use advances innovation, creativity, and scholarship, ultimately allowing new knowledge to be created and shared.
Fair use is an essential right under copyright law, supporting the constitutional purpose of copyright: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts. Where copyright law might otherwise act to prevent people from accessing knowledge, fair use permits everyone to use existing cultural and scientific material without permission, under certain circumstances.
The “Fair Use Promotes the Creation of New Knowledge” infographic is freely available as a PDF to embed on blogs and websites and to print and hand out at events. Share the link, embed the PDF on your site, print copies for your next event, and continue to support and work with your partners on promoting fair use.
This new infographic continues an ARL tradition of releasing an infographic in conjunction with Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week each year since 2015:
- Fair Use Fundamentals (2015)
- Fair Use in a Day in the Life of a College Student (2016)
- Fair Use Myths & Facts (2017)
- Fair Use Promotes the Creation of New Knowledge (2018)
Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual, community celebration coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries to promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, highlight successful stories, and explain these doctrines. Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018 is being observed next week, Monday, February 26, through Friday, March 2. You can participate on a single day during the week, multiple days, or the full week—publish a blog post, host an event, share resources. Visit fairuseweek.org to participate or find additional resources.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.