The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will freely broadcast the webinar, The Fair Use Factors: Their History and Application, with copyright lawyer Ana Enriquez (Copyright X) on Thursday, February 25, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST.
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.
Click here to register by February 24, 2016. The webcast will be recorded and made available following the live event.
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