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31 January 2008


Applying Fair Use in Higher Education: Clearing Up the Confusion

Brown Bag Web Conference



Thursday, February 7, 2008

12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. CST

Houston Cole Library Room 1103A

For Additional Information Call 782-5255



In the Higher Education setting there is still much confusion over the proper use of printed and other copyrighted material; the digital era has only increased the uncertainty. In this 60-minute audio conference you and your team will learn how to apply the Fair Use law to new electronic media, and practices to keep your institution liability free. Join us to discover:

Up-to-date information for making Fair Use determinations

Practices for applying the law to digital materials

Types of works covered for classroom, online and blended courses

How to handle personal and institutional liability issues

Guidelines for creating policies that comply with the law





This 60-minute program will demystify the application of fair use in the Higher

Education environment, and provide you and your team with up-to-date information

and tips you can apply immediately in your college or university.




  • Fair Use in the Classroom: What's Allowable?
    • Types of works covered for face-to-face teaching
    • What are the rules for using entire works?
    • Applying the law to online and transmitted presentations
    • How do you address spontaneous, one-time use?
  • Applying Fair Use to Print, Analog & Digital Materials
    • How does it affect handout, classroom guidelines and coursepacks?
    • Tackling specific problems with tangible digital materials (CDs, DVDs, etc)
    • Using artwork, photos and other images
    • Clear explanation of the TEACH Act
  • Fair Use Liability Issues for Colleges & Universities
    • Personal and institutional liability issues you need to know
    • Legal and policy development affecting Fair Use
    • What copyright compliance means to your institution
    • Evaluating institutional guidelines and policies
  • Live Question and Answer Session - Have your specific fair use questions answered!




Laura (Lolly) N. Gasaway, Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs and
Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law

  • Ms. Gasaway has been Associate Dean since July 2006. She served as
    Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law from 1985 until 2006.
  • She teaches courses in Copyright Law and Cyberspace Law in the law
    school and Copyright Law for Librarians in the School of Information
    and Library Science.
  • Lolly is a past president of the American Association of Law Libraries and
    is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association and and has served on
    and chaired various committees of both associations, including their
    Copyright Committees.
  • She served on the American Bar Association's Accreditation Committee
    and on the Council of the Section on Legal Education and Admissions
    to the Bar.
  • Lolly represented the AAU at the Fair Use Conferences (for the National
    Information Infrastructure).
  • She is currently co-chair of the Section 108 Study Group for the National
    Digital Informati
    on Infrastructure and Preservation Program and the
    Copyright Office.

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