This infographic, created for Fair Use Week 2017, refutes 10 popular misperceptions about fair use.
Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week
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ALSC Blog, Feb. 20
Former President Barack Obama’s records from his White House tenure have started arriving in Chicago. The National Archives and Records Administration confirmed that a plane carrying the first of the materials for Obama’s presidential library arrived at O’Hare International Airport on February 16. While the library is built, Obama’s records will go to a former Plunkett Home Furnishings store in Hoffman Estates.
DNAinfo Chicago, Feb. 17
February 20 marks the start of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017. 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. Fair use and fair dealing are flexible doctrines, allowing copyright to adapt to new technologies. These doctrines facilitate balance in copyright law, promoting further progress and accommodating freedom of speech and expression.
ARL Policy Notes, Feb. 20
Paul Glader writes: “Where do we most often find real truth, real facts in a new era of internet hoaxes, fake news stories, and new political administrations that tout their own ‘alternative facts’? Realizing that millions of people are scratching their heads, wondering what to read and where to spend their subscription dollars, here are my top 10 large journalistic brands where I believe you can most often find real, reported facts.”
Forbes, Feb. 1
Bryn Geffert writes: “Good education happens and democracy works only when students and citizens enjoy unfettered access to good information and good scholarship. In practice this means that neither a homeschooled fifth-grader, nor my 15-year-old son, nor a high school student in rural Arkansas, nor a student at a state university, nor a scholar in Niger, should be denied free and easy access to nearly all unclassified information from any major library. But standing in the way is an 800-pound gorilla: US copyright law.”
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 20
Barbara Fister writes: “Remember truthiness? Stephen Cobert, in his parodic role of a brash conservative talk show personality, coined it in 2005 and it seemed to nail a fact of political life. Cultural institutions made a small gesture toward this February 17 with #DayofFacts. Facts, of course, are not enough. What’s really at stake is whether we care about truth and whether we think there are commonly agreed-upon ways to approach it.”
Inside Higher Ed: Library Babel Fish, Feb. 19