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Fair Use and Research Librarians: ARL's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

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This webinar will discuss the Association of Research Libraries' recently published Code of Best Practices in Fair Use. Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Code is intended to give librarians the tools needed to tackle increasingly challenging copyright issues. The document, along with supporting materials, is available for free download online at

Our speaker, Brandon Butler, is the Director of Public Policy Initiatives at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), a group of 126 major academic and research libraries in North America. His responsibilities there include analysis and advocacy regarding copyright, privacy and surveillance, free expression, and telecommunications. He also writes the ARL Policy Notes blog,, and the @ARLpolicy Twitter account.