Upcoming Events


Fair Use Refresher

Monday, February 26th, 2024, 1pm-4pm EST

Join the Library Copyright Institute to kick off Fair Use Week with our virtual Fair Use Refresher. After a review of fair use fundamentals we will dive into discussing use cases and hypotheticals. We invite you to bring your own hypothetical scenarios and other fair use questions to the discussion. Register here.


Fair Use in Text Data Mining & Artificial Intelligence Webinar

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, 1pm-2:30pm EST

Computational research techniques such as text and data mining (TDM) hold tremendous opportunities for researchers across the disciplines ranging from mining scientific articles to create better systematic reviews, or curated chemical property datasets to building a corpus of films to understand how concepts of gender, race, and identity are shared over time. Unfortunately, legal uncertainty, whether through copyright or restrictive terms of use can stifle this research. Recent copyright lawsuits, such as the high-profile cases brought against Microsoft, Github, and StabiltyAI underscore the legal complications.

So, how can fair use allow for computational research techniques? Fair Use Week continues with the Library Copyright Institute, Authors Alliance, and panelists Dave Hansen (Authors Alliance), Rachael Samberg (UC Berkeley), and Lauren Tilton (University of Richmond) for a discussion about fair use and copyright law in the context of text data mining, machine learning, and generative AI. Register here.