January 18, 2022

Video Recording From ARL/CARL: “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use/Fair Dealing For OER: Webinar and Workshop”

The ARL/CARL Webinar and Workshop: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use/Fair Dealing took place on April 19, 2021. A video recording is embedded below.


Fair use and fair dealing are the rights to use copyrighted content without asking the rightsholder for permission. This statutory safeguard is key to a balanced copyright regime, allowing creativity and knowledge to flourish without constraint.

Because the context in which librarians, teachers, musicians, journalists, and others rely on fair use varies, these and other communities have developed codes of best practices for fair use that are based on common scenarios in their fields. The newest code is on open educational resources (OER), specifically what fair use enables with respect to using copyrighted material as “inserts.”

The codes are not manuals—they are frameworks for decision-making according to community standards.

Direct to Full Text Document: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resource A Guide for Authors, Adapters & Adopters of Openly Licensed Teaching and Learning Materials”
46 pages; PDF.

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.