Basics of Fair Use

Wednesday, January 04, 2023 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Event

New things are built on what came before. If your work uses copyrighted material, you should know about fair use. What are your rights with regard to prior works? What requires permission and what doesn’t? This session will cover the basics of fair use for copyrighted works, so that you know your rights whether you are text mining the scientific literature, adapting a song, or sharing an image you found online.


Katie Zimmerman is the Director of Copyright Strategy for the MIT Libraries, where her role is to guide copyright decisions for use of library materials, negotiate content licenses, and help the Libraries and MIT community create and use copyrightable works to the fullest extent of the law. She has been with the MIT Libraries since 2016, and holds an M.L.I.S degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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copyright, fairuse


MIT Libraries, Technology Licensing Office (TLO)
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