Standards and Strategies for Fair Use Decisions Inside Libraries and Universities

Half-Day Conference
March 27, 2012

Columbia University Libraries, the Copyright Advisory Office, and the Scholarly Communication Program presented the half-day conference "Standards and Strategies for Fair Use Decisions Inside Libraries and Universities" on March 27, 2012. The discussion goes beyond the question of fair use and delves more deeply into the means for making fair use decisions in an environment of unresolved law and changing needs and technologies. The panelists, through their range and depth of experience, demonstrate and explore options and strategies for making fair use decisions regarding research, teaching, and publishing within the academic community.

The panels feature a range of academic and professional experts including: Peter Jaszi, professor of law at American University; Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives at the Association of Research Libraries; Lisa Rose-Wiles, co-chair of the Copyright Action Group of Seton Hall University Libraries; Sheree Carter-Galvan, Associate General Counsel at Yale University; Robert W. Clarida, partner at Reitler, Kailas & Rosenblatt; and Gretchen Wagner, General Counsel, Secretary, and Vice President of Administration for ARTstor. Columbia University Libraries' Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, James G. Neal, opens the program. Moderator: Kenneth D. Crews, Director of the Copyright Advisory Office.

See the Copyright Advisory Office at website for more information about fair use and other copyright issues.