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Oct 31 / Copyright@WSULS

The Good News about Library Fair Use

In January 2012, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) published the “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries.”  This 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”.

Very recently, the ARL, along with American University’s (AU) Washington College of Law, and AU’s School of Communication, issued an infographic entitled “The Good News about Library Fair Use.”  This infographic is a useful and informative graphical presentation of the basic case for fair use, best practices, and the Code mentioned above.

You can access the infographic in various formats here.

As always, if you have any questions about Fair Use, contact us at or go to Copyright@WSULS.