Pat Aufderheide on Fair Use and Journalism, Documentary Filmmaking, and Visual Arts

For fair use week 2022, ARL teamed up with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) #Mediawell project and asked experts to weigh in on how fair use supports research, news, and truth. In these videos, Pat Aufderheide, University Professor, School of Communication, American University, shares her expertise on fair use and journalism, documentary filmmaking, and visual arts. To read the Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use that Pat references, please visit You can see all of the interviews at

Fair Use and Journalism

Fair Use and Visual Arts

Fair Use as an Affirmative Right

Documentary Filmmaking and Fair Use

Myths about Fair Use