Fair Use Week Poster

You’re invited to join UCSB Library in celebrating Fair Use Week 2020 by visiting the information table in the Library Paseo from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 24-28. 

Fair Use Week is an international event coordinated annually by the Association of Research Libraries that celebrates and explores fair use rights under the copyright statute. 

What is fair use? It’s a part of copyright law that allows the use of copyrighted materials without permission or payment under certain circumstances. However, since the fair use exception lacks specifics, it can be confusing. 

We invite students and faculty to check out the UCSB Library Copyright & Fair Use Guide, an online tool that explains basic concepts, helps you analyze whether a use is fair, and provides an opportunity to submit your questions through an online form.

When you visit the information table in the Library Paseo, you can:

•    Learn more about the four fair use factors and pick up a “Fair Use Checklist” to help you determine whether the use of a work is fair.

•    Learn more about the Library’s online tool – the UCSB Library Copyright & Fair Use Guide.

•   Test your fair use knowledge with an interactive game.

•    Consult with a librarian about fair use.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library during Fair Use Week!