Fair Use for Libraries: Navigating the Current Legal Landscape

Date(s) - 01/09/2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Presented by the Florida Library Association Hosted by NEFLIN

Date: Friday, January 9, 2015

Time: 12:00 -1:00 pm

Speaker: Christine Fruin, University of Florida

Fair use impacts many of the services provided by libraries, including digitization of materials, course reserves, and resource sharing. Recent court decisions, including Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton et al, have shed light on the application of fair use to library activities. During this webinar, attendees will learn about the four factors of fair use and current legal interpretation, as well as recommended best practices for applying them in a variety of use contexts that arise in libraries.

Cost: Free and open to all Florida library staff


Christine Fruin is Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications at the University of Florida. An attorney and a librarian, Fruin regularly speaks and writes on matters of copyright law, open access and other scholarly communication issues.