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Fair Use Week 2018: February 26-March 2

Save the dates!

The Libraries are hosting two events this year:

  • February 27, 3-4 pm, 3-133: We’re partnering with copyright guru Kyle Courtney from Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication & staff from MIT’s Office of Digital Learning to run a Fair Use Week game show. Stay tuned for more information.
  • February 28, 10 am – 3 pm, Lobby 10: We’re hosting a table where we’ll chat about fair use & give away handy fair use kaleidocycles that you can make at the table or take home. (See how it works here, or download the template) We’ll have scissors and glue, and will be on hand to help you think through the four fair use factors.


Copyright is a bundle of rights that includes copying, adapting, or sharing someone else’s work. You need permission from the copyright owner to do any of these things, unless fair use or another exception applies.