Fair Use Week: Events & Workshops

An event celebrating the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and elsewhere.



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Events & Workshops


Current Fair Use Week Events & Workshops

Contest Reception and Showcase

Wednesday, April 5th, 5:00-5:30 p.m., Newman Library, Level 1, Multipurpose Room

A reception for the Fair Use Week Contest award winners will be held on Wednesday, April 5, from 5-5:30 pm in the Newman Library Multipurpose Room. Join us for light refreshments and to see the winning entries for the Fair Use Week Contest. Awards presentations will start at 5:10 p.m. 


Fair Use Week Contest



Past events held during Fair Use Week 2017


Digging In The Crates: Hip Hop Studies at Virginia Tech


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Newman Library, Multi-Purpose Room


Get started with DJing at this free event! Learn how to practice fair use while getting hands-on time with DJing equipment and celebrating hip hop with #VTDITC.

Presenters: C. Arthur, D. Holliday, A. Carey


Copyright & Multimedia Projects: Options for Faculty & Students

Monday, February 20, 2017

Newman Library 207A


Do you or your students create multimedia resources such as videos, documentaries, or other audio visual material? Learn a process to identify and address copyright issues for creating multimedia.

NLI credit - register at: https://app.nli.tlos.vt.edu/#?offering=5351

Presenter: Anita Walz


Using Fair Use to Preserve and Share Disappearing Government Information: A Guide for Rogue Librarians (and others) - webinar - Association of College and Research Libraries

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Newman Library ScaleUp Classroom Room 101S



Panel Discussion: Fair Use and Copyrights in Academic Research, Publishing, and Teaching

*Light refreshments

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Newman Library, Multi-Purpose Room



James Creekmore, Attorney, The Creekmore Law Firm PC; Janice Austin, Director, Admissions and Academic Progress, Graduate School (VT); Deborah Good, Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (VT); Peter Potter, Director, Digital Publishing Strategies, University Libraries (VT); Bailey Van Hook, Professor of Art History, Co-Director, MA in Material Culture and Public Humanities, School of Visual Arts (VT)

NLI credit - register at: https://app.nli.tlos.vt.edu/#?offering=5377

Moderators: Peter Potter, Lisa Becksford


Is It a Fair Use? A Hands-On Discussion

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Torgersen Hall 1100


Learn about and try out a process and interactive tool for copyright and fair use evaluations.

NLI credit - register at: https://app.nli.tlos.vt.edu/#/schedule?offering=4929

Presenters: Ginny Pannabecker, Anita Walz‚Äč


Information Guerilla Warfare: The Internet’s Own Boy

Film Screening and Discussion

*Popcorn and beverages

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Newman Library, Multi-Purpose Room

4:30-5:00 Refreshments and Pre-Screening Discussion

5:00pm Film Screening

6:45pm Post-Screening Discussion

Scholarly research is not always readily available to all who need it. Watch and discuss this related film.

NLI credit - register at: https://app.nli.tlos.vt.edu/#?offering=5379

Facilitators: Jennifer Nardine, Robin Pesko, Ryan Speer


Is It a Fair Use? Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

*Bring your own lunch; Drinks and dessert provided

Friday, February 24, 2017

Newman 207A

11:45-12:15 Welcome and refreshments

12:15-1:00 Discussion

Is it a fair use? You decide. Discuss uses of copyrighted works - from tattoos to scholarly articles.

NLI credit - register at: https://app.nli.tlos.vt.edu/#?offering=5381

Facilitators: Annette Bailey, Ed Lener, Robin Pesko, Ryan Speer, Ginny Pannabecker