May 22, 2022

Fair Use Week 2016 is Now Underway

UPDATE February 23, 2016: Roundup: Five Videos About Fair Use/Fair Dealing Produced by ARL Members. Also, anew today, a roundup of Fair Use Week 2016 opening day blog posts.

Fair Use Week/Fair Dealing Week 2016 begins today.

2016-02-22_09-17-01The event includes participation from a number of organizations and institutions including ARL, ACRL, ALA, Internet Archive, and the Authors Alliance. A complete list of participating organizations is available here.

Tomorrow (February 23, 2016) beginning at Noon (EST) there will be a panel discussion at MIT that will be streamed live.

Panel Discussion at MIT

Fair Use in Scholarly Journal and Book Publishing—publisher, author, and library perspectives

Co-hosted by MIT and Harvard, this live-streamed panel discussion will explore the barriers and issues that arise when scholarly publishers consider whether to allow fair use as a basis for inclusion of 3rd party material in scholarly articles and books, and will consider the implications for authors and the scholarly publishing process. Has the recent increase in fair use decisions in the federal courts convinced some publishers that fair use is a powerful and viable right, while still mitigating risk for their business model?

The panel will include perspectives from a university press publisher, author, and attorney/librarian as moderator.

Speakers include:
Nick Lindsay, Journals Director, MIT Press
Bill Smith, Director of Intellectual Property Licensing MIT Press
Author and Harvard Librarian—Coming Soon, TBA
Kyle K. Courtney, Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Attorney and librarian—moderator and panelist

Direct To

Live Stream

The Fair Use Week website a calendar of events and a number of resources on the topic including this new infographic.

Fair Use in a Day in the Life of a College Student Infographic Feb2016 by LJ's infoDOCKET

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.