Celebrating Fair Use Week
“The Fair Use Factors: Their History and Application”
Join us for the free ACRL Presents webcast
Library Conference Room L232
Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m.
The language of the fair use factors has changed very little since the nineteenth century, but the doctrine of fair use has changed a great deal. Understanding the history of the factors, particularly their changing importance, is crucial to making accurate fair use decisions today. This webcast will focus on fair use cases from the last forty years, tracing the relative importance of the four statutory factors and their subfactors. Participants will then be asked to practice applying current fair use law to a series of hypothetical fact patterns.
- Learn the history of fair use factors and subfactors including commerciality, publication status, and transformativeness.
- Learn the current relative importance of the four fair use factors and their subfactors.
- Use this knowledge of the fair use factors to make fair use decisions.