January 22, 2022

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Releases New Infographic on “How Fair Use Promotes Creation of New Knowledge”

From Krista Cox, Public Policy Director at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL):

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.


Source: ARL

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.


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.

Direct to 2018 ARL Fair Use/Fair Dealing Infographic (2 pages; PDF)

Previously Released ARL Fair Use/Fair Dealing With Infographics 

Direct to Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018 Website

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.