Celebrate Fair Use Week

The week of February 23-27 is Fair Use Week. In celebration, the University of Chicago Library is sharing information about copyright and fair use.

What is fair use?

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Fair use is a principle in copyright law that allows for the reproduction of copyrighted works for certain limited purposes, including education and satire. It allows our Library to provide UChicago faculty, students, and staff with a portion of a copyrighted title through Scan & Deliver. Fair use also allows the Daily Show to use clips from news reports for satirical purposes. Fair use is vital to creativity, innovation, and scholarship.

Visit our Fair Use guide to learn more, and see how you can take advantage of fair use.

Fair Use Week is being celebrated in the U.S. and Canada, as coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries.