As many of our readers know, fair use is one of our favorite subjects here at Authors Alliance, and we enthusiastically joined with libraries and other like-minded organizations in the celebration of Fair Use Week last month. For this installment of our periodic Resource Roundup, we’ve compiled a collection of helpful online guides and tools on the subject of fair use. Although by no means comprehensive, we hope it will inspire you to explore and create using the incredible array of materials now available online!
Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use
Comprehensive guides for various creative communities from the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University
Fair Use Evaluator Tool
This step by step tool, created by the ALA, enables users to support and document their assertions of fair use
Fair Use Toolkit
A comprehensive collection from the ACRL of copyright and fair use tools and websites
Fair Use Week Resource List
Includes this year’s “Myths and Facts About Fair Use” infographic
U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index
A searchable database of legal opinions and fair use test cases
And, in case you missed it, here is a terrific new resource released last month that has no restrictions on reuse and remixing:
Got suggestions for other sites you depend on for quality content in your writing, teaching, or creative pursuits? Let us know, and we’ll feature them in a future Roundup!