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Fair Use Week

February 23, 2022 Soledad Lencinas
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Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week is an annual event hosted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and it is observed every year in February. This year, Fair Use / Fair Dealing week is held during the week of February 21-25. 

Fair use and fair dealing allow the use of copyrighted materials under certain circumstances and with specific limitations. Fair use is especially important in academia as it allows limited uses of some copyrighted materials for research, teaching and learning purposes. It is important to understand the factors that may affect the use of copyrighted materials without the copyright holder’s permission. The four factors that help determine fair use include:

  1. The purpose and character of the use
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work
  3. The portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  4. The effect on the market or on the value of the work

To learn more about Fair Use you may view the Fair Use page available from the library Scholarly Communication guide.

For more information about Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week you may visit: https://www.fairuseweek.org/

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