Fair Use Week 2020
February 24 – 28 is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week where institutions across North America celebrate the doctrines of Fair Use in the United States and Fair Dealing in Canada. Fair Use and Fair Dealing are essential limitations and exceptions to copyright, allowing the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances.
2020 marks the fifth anniversary that Carnegie Mellon University Libraries have participated in this annual event, and this year we’re joining the festivities with a host of online programming that includes:
- A Fair Use-inspired Tartan Datascapes blog by Dr. Hannah Gunderman.
- A digital exhibit of poet Terrence Chiusano’s “Pertains to Me: I Heard the Mother of All Not Dead Youth, A Mountain Pensive, On Her Side, Gazing,” which is constructed entirely from the titles of the fifty-three poems in the original 1865 edition of Walt Whitman's “Drum-Taps,” and serves as an example of Fair Use & Remix Culture in action.
We’ll be dishing up some Fair Use trivia and info via our social media as well! So tune in and learn more about how these important doctrines facilitate balance in copyright law, and promote further progress and accommodation in freedom of speech and expression.News category: Events