The Future of Fair Use
Fair use is an exception to copyright protection in the United States that allows the limited use of others’ works for purposes of criticism and commentary, among other things. In this webinar, copyright experts Mary Rasenberger of the Authors Guild and Fred Haber of the CCC will provide authors a fair use primer. They’ll discuss the four main statutory factors courts consider in determining whether a use qualifies as a “fair use” and what authors should think about when deciding whether or how much of others’ works to incorporate in their own. They will also talk about the recent expansion of fair use in cases such as the Georgia State University copyright litigation and Authors Guild v. Google and how it may affect authors’ potential revenue sources, as well as how to proceed if an author’s work is being used without permission in a manner that may exceed fair use.