Panel discussion: Fair use in scholarly journal and book publishing

Hear publisher, author, and library perspectives on reusing images, figures, or text

Event date February 23, 2016 12 - 1pm

ARL-FairUseWeek-Logo-finalIn celebration of Fair Use Week, this panel discussion will explore the barriers and issues that arise when scholarly publishers consider whether to allow fair use as a basis for including third-party material in scholarly articles and books, and will consider the implications for authors and the scholarly publishing process.

Has the recent increase in fair use decisions in federal courts convinced some publishers that fair use is a powerful and viable right, while still mitigating risk for their business models?

The panel, co-hosted by Harvard and MIT, will include perspectives from a university press publisher, author, and attorney/librarian.

Speakers include:

  • Nick Lindsay, journals director, MIT Press
  • Bill Smith, director of Intellectual Property Licensing, MIT Press
  • Kyle K. Courtney, Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, attorney, and librarian — moderator and panelist
  • Author and Harvard librarian (TBA)

Location: Killian Hall (14W-111)

Watch a live webcast of the panel.