What is Fair Use Week?

If you have not heard of Fair Use Week, the website defines it as:

”An annual celebration of the most important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.” http://fairuseweek.org/about/

Fair use and fair dealing are limitations and exceptions to copyright; by allowing copyrighted materials to be used without permission from original holder of the article. Fair use and fair dealing are flexible doctrines. These doctrines play an important role in creating a balance in copyright law that promotes further the accommodation of freedom of speech and expression.

Fair use and fair dealing is largely used by students and as seen in the case of Diego Gomez the concept of fair use and fair dealing seeks to safeguard both user as well as holder.

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