For those in the DC area in particular;  for the rest of us in general:

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Feb. 26 – Presenting the Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Collections 
Containing Orphan Works


American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016

Faculty Lounge (Room 600)
Thursday, February 26, 2015
12:30 Lunch
1:15pm to 5:15pm Event
5:15 Reception

Registration Requested (here<http://www.jotformpro.com/pijip/events>)

Live webcast will be available on this page when the event begins. (No 
registration required)



You are invited to join us for this Fair Use Week event giving an introduction 
to the Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Collections Continuing Orphan 
Works followed by a series of panel discussions with legal experts, librarians, 
archivists, and other members of the community about how this Statement can be 
applied in practice.



Over the last several years, libraries, archives and other memory institutions 
have recognized that copyright law poses a significant obstacle to digital 
preservation of and online access to large segments of their collections. This 
problem especially acute for archives and collections that contain orphan 
works—i.e., works for which it is difficult or impossible to find rights 
holders who might give permission for their use. TheStatement of Best Practices 
in Fair Use of Collections Containing Orphan Works for Libraries, Archives, and 
Other Memory Institutions, released in December 2014, addresses how memory 
institutions can apply fair use to overcome these challenges.



You can find a copy of the Statement and supporting documents, including a 
series of explanatory white papers authored in anticipation of this event, at 
http://cmsimpact.org/orphanworks.

For more information about Fair Use Week, please see http://fairuseweek.org/.



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