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Can I Quote That? Fair Use & Your Scholarly Rights

Can I Quote That? Fair Use & Your Scholarly Rights

LOCATION: ZOOM - Register for the event in order to receive Zoom details via email the day before. Also offered 10/13, 3:00 pm.

Whether you are about to submit a dissertation, or publish a chapter or article, you want to feel confident that the way you’re using copyrighted material—via quotation, embedded images or media, etc.—is permissible under the law, correct? If so, then this is the session for you!

Normally, any use of another party's copyrighted material requires permission from the rightsholder, and in some circumstances, you may need to pay a licensing fee. However, the fair use doctrine allows scholars to use copyrighted material under certain conditions without seeking permission. But there are factors and guidelines you need to know to successfully make a fair use. In this interactive session with Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor for Harvard Library, you will learn:

  • how the concept of “copyright” is defined by U.S. statutes
  • what are the fair use “four factors” and how cases have interpreted these factors
  • how to apply the four factors in different situations
  • how to protect your rights as a scholar

This workshop is part of our Prologue to Unabridged. “Prologue to Unabridged” and “Epilogue to Unabridged” workshops are intended for graduate students, with topics specifically designed to complement Unabridged’s January program.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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Kyle Courtney
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Odile Harter

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