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.
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.
Previously Released ARL Fair Use/Fair Dealing With Infographics
- Fair Use Fundamentals (2015)
- Fair Use in a Day in the Life of a College Student (2016)
- Fair Use Myths & Facts (2017)
Direct to Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018 Website