Fair use gets even more useable, with the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries.
This new code, which joins the suite of other fair use codes, was developed by librarians and facilitated by the Center for Social Media, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and The Washington College of Law. It was supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The code is a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education.
The Code deals with such common questions in higher education as:
It identifies the relevance of fair use in eight recurrent situations for librarians:
Along with the Code, the team developed educational materials, including a video, powerpoints for briefing librarians, faculty and students on academic fair use rights, briefing papers, and academic studies--all available at this site.