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HEADLINE: FAIR USE EDUCATION

1. INTRODUCTION and DISCUSSION

2. PROPOSED CONFU GUIDELINES WITH COMMENTARIES

3. RESPONSES TO "FINAL" CONFU MEETING (May 19, 1997)
(includes Links to all Responses to CONFU Guidelines)

4. FAIR USE TOWN MEETINGS & OTHER EVENTS

5. BACKGROUND RESOURCES


1. INTRODUCTION AND DISCUSSION

INTRODUCTION TO FAIR USE: a Compilation of the following hyperlinked paragraphs:


2. PROPOSED GUIDELINES WITH COMMENTARIES

  • COMMENTARIES ON SPECIFIC GUIDELINES:
  • GENERAL COMMENTARIES & STATEMENTS ON ALL GUIDELINES.

     

    GUIDELINES

    Below are the texts of the three sets of proposed guidelines (for Digital Images, Distance Learning and Educational Multimedia) presented to the Conference on Fair Use, which met on May 19, 1997. Comments on the guidelines were due to Peter Fowler, executive secretary of CONFU, by June 30, 1997 (fax to: 703/305-8885). Together with the guidelines are the texts of formal endorsements or other commentaries on the guidelines by constituent institutions.

  • Proposal for Fair Use Guidelines for DIGITAL IMAGES December 3, 1996

    ENDORSEMENTS WITH STATEMENTS

    NON-ENDORSEMENTS WITH STATEMENTS

  • Proposal for Fair Use Guidelines for DISTANCE LEARNING November 26, 1996

    ENDORSEMENTS WITH STATEMENTS

    • AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES (see below) May 1, 1997

    NON-ENDORSEMENTS WITH STATEMENTS

  • Proposal for Fair Use Guidelines for EDUCATIONAL MULTIMEDIA

    COMMENTARIES & POSITIONS

    NON-ENDORSEMENTS WITH STATEMENTS

    • ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES
      Summary of Concerns February 6, 1997; revised April 30, 1997

    • VISUAL RESOURCES ASSOCIATION (see below) April 24, 1997

    • AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES (see below) May 1, 1997


  • Statement on Use of Copyrighted Computer Programs (Software) in Libraries--Scenarios: After the development of these scenarios, clearly illustrating the general rules and how particular uses of computer program software in libraries either complied with or violated the Copyright Act, this statement was adopted on September 6, 1996 in lieu of Guidelines

     

    GENERAL COMMENTARIES

  • COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION
    STATEMENT REGARDING FAIR USE: RECOMMENDED ACTION
    May 9, 1997

  • ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES
    LETTER DESCRIBING ARL CONCERNS WITH PROPOSED GUIDELINES
    May 7, 1997

  • AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES
    STATEMENT ON FAIR USE AND CONFU
    May 1, 1997

  • AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
    LETTER AGAINST ENDORSEMENT
    April 17, 1997

  • VISUAL RESOURCES ASSOCIATION
    Open Letter from President of VRA; Letter of Recommendation Against Endorsement

  • AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION:
    POSITION ON FAIR USE GUIDELINES IN A DIGITAL INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT
    Jan. 3, 1997

  • INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS & INSTITUTIONS (IFLA):
    POSITION PAPER ON COPYRIGHT IN THE ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT
    October 1996

  • Carol Risher, Association of American Publishers, "LIBRARIES & THE ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT"


    3. RESPONSES TO "FINAL" CONFU MEETING (May 19, 1997)

     


    4. EVENTS

    This section will list Fair Use Education events, focusing especially on a series of Town Meetings organized by the American Council of Learned Societies, the College Art Association and NINCH, with financial assistance from the Kress Foundation. These Town Meetings will be held between February 1997 and February 1998 across the country (and into Canada). The function of the meetings is to highlight the CONFU proposed guidelines and their implications for teaching, research, curatorial and scholarly publication, and artistic production and exhibition with digital images, as well as to elicit responses from the community.

    A FINAL REPORT is now available, as well as an interpretive treatment of Themes in the Town Meetings is also available. (7/27/98)

  • TOWN MEETING: FAIR USE OF DIGITAL IMAGES:
    Sunday Feb. 16th, 1997, Cooper Union, New York City.

  • TOWN MEETING: FAIR USE, EDUCATION & LIBRARIES:
    Friday April 4, 1997, The Indiana University Institute for the Study of Intellectual Property and Education, IUPUI, Indianapolis.
  • TOWN MEETING: FAIR USE OF DIGITAL IMAGES
    Sunday April 27, 1997. American Association of Museums Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE DIGITAL AGE: PARTICIPANTS' PERSPECTIVES ON THE W.I.P.O. DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE.
    Friday May 2, 1997. American University, Washington D.C. $200 (Special $50 registration for nonprofit DFC/NINCH affiliates)

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, COPYRIGHT LAW AND FAIR USE DOCTRINE: Issues in Electronic Storage and Dissemination of Information: An Interdisciplinary Symposium."
    Friday May 9, 1997. 9:30-4pm. The Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Speakers include Peter Fowler, executive secretary, CONFU.

  • A LICENSE TO KILL? COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP AND FAIR USE IN AN AGE OF LICENSING
    Saturday May 10, 1997. An all-day conference at University of California, Berkeley. $65

  • TOWN MEETING: "COPYRIGHT LAW IN THE DIGITAL WORLD: FAIR USE, EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES AFTER CONFU
    September 26-28, 1997. Reed College, Portland, OR

  • TOWN MEETING: "COPYRIGHT & FAIR USE IN THE DIGITAL WORLD: VIEWS FROM THE WORLDS OF SCHOLARSHIP, PUBLISHING AND MUSEUMS
    February 26, 1998. CAA Conference, Toronto. February 1998. Details to be announced

     


    BACKGROUND RESOURCES

    A. PRACTICAL GUIDES

  • COPYRIGHT RESOURCES ONLINE: Yale University's collection of resources for faculty, staff, and students at colleges and universities about copyright: copying and academic IP policies, as well as FAQs that will be useful for photocopying, electronic copying, classroom copying,and other academic applications.

  • FAIR USE OF COPYRIGHTED WORKS: A Crucial Element in Educating America.
    A practical guide to Fair Use in Higher Education, with a particularly useful Overview (including treatment of the "four-factor analysis" and examples of fair-use legal cases) and helpful "Illustrative Scenarios". Published by the Consortium for Educational Technology for University Systems, a project of California State University, the State University of New York and the City University of New York.

    B. BIBLIOGRAPHY: The Fair Use Debate

  • "Copyright & Fair Use: The Great Image Debate:" Announcement of a Special Double Issue of Visual Resources, guest edited by Robert Baron.

  • Copyright & Fair Use Articles
    Useful set of articles compiled by the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Web Site


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