I gave a workshop this morning for the Loyola University Chicago Libraries. The subject was “Teaching Fair Use,” and it was in celebration of Fair Use Week. The participants included librarians and faculty, and I focused on tips and tricks for teaching fair use. (Of course, we also talked a lot about fair use doctrine.)
I’m posting my slide presentation here in PDF and PowerPoint format. It is licensed under CC-BY 4.0. I’m also posting the handout for a role-playing exercise we did in the second half of the workshop, also CC-BY 4.0.
During the question and answer period, I recommended a few other resources that I find useful when addressing copyright and fair use issues in the academic context. I’m listing them below in case folks are looking for them.
- Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States, Peter Hirtle’s very helpful chart on copyright duration, formalities, and restoration
- Orphan Works: Statement of Best Practices, a report from the Society of American Archivists that offers useful tips to those seeking to use orphan works
- Museums can get copyright right, Kevin Smith’s excellent blog post on the various issues involving images of public domain works