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Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week, coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries (of which GW is a member), is “an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions.”

Fair use and fair dealing are “essential limitations and exceptions to copyright, allowing the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the rightsholder under certain circumstances. . . . While fair use and fair dealing are employed on a daily basis by students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is a time to promote and discuss the opportunities presented, celebrate successful stories, and explain the doctrines.”

Visit the Fair Use Week site to learn more about these doctrines and to help celebrate fair use.