Tech Law & You #2: Honoring Fair Use Week

(by Chelsea E. Brooks, Student Attorney, and Jeffrey Ward-Bailey, Student Technologist)

This Monday, February 23rd through Friday the 27th is Fair Use week, a celebration of the doctrine which, in certain circumstances, permits the use of copyrighted materials without the authorization of the copyright holder.

In honor of this celebration, and this semester’s inaugural Tech Law & You episode, we present an interview with Ian Hales, a new media artist and designer who is currently an instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the Technology, Arts, & Media Program. We talk with Ian about his experiences with fair use as a professor, and discuss lessons for students and designers on the boundaries of fair use.

We also provide background to the legal aspects of fair use with the help of Kristelia García, an associate professor at Colorado Law, teaching trademark, property, and copyright-related courses and working with the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.

Theme music is by The Carols. Tech Law and You is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.