Fair Use Infographic: Teaching About Art

The College Art Association teamed up the CMSI to simply the approach to the principles found within the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. Today we take a closer look at Principle Two: Teaching About Art.

In an academic setting, teachers often use reproductions or copyrighted images to enhance the classroom experience. Though copyright exemptions exists for educational purposes, teachers still find themselves weary about the images they can include. Especially if they are working with technology that extends beyond the limits of the classroom.

Fair Use Infographic: How To Use Copyrighted Material in Your Work

Don’t shy away from using copyrighted material while making art. The Code of Best Practices for the Visual Arts explains how under section Three: Making Art. The Code launched in February of 2015, a year later artists across the board have applied fair use in their works. You can too! Follow the infographic to find out more. Stay tuned the rest of the week for more options.

Fair Use at UMass

Celebrate Fair Use Week 2016! See how UMass Amherst Libraries uses fair use to make our collections freely available to the world.

Fair Use of Art and Beyond

Duke University hosted an event, “Fair Use of Art and Beyond” on March 4, 2015.  This event was originally slated to take place during Fair Use Week, but due to inclement weather was rescheduled.

Fair use is the right to use, in certain circumstances, copyrighted material without seeking permission from or making a payment to the copyright holder. As part of the celebration of Fair Use Week 2015, the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication (OCSC) will be hosting a discussion of the fair use of works of art in research and publishing featuring Jennifer Jenkins, director of the Duke Law’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain. In addition, Kevin Smith, director of the OCSC, will be giving an update on the Georgia State University and HathiTrust law suits and how the rulings in both affect fair use. Haley Walton, Outreach Coordinator for Open Access at Duke Libraries, will also be giving a brief summary of best practices in fair use of video games in research and teaching.

The archive of the event is available here.

Podcast on Fair Use hosted — Radio Free Culture series

WFMU and the Free Music Archive recorded a special episode of Radio Free Culture, a weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts, for fair use week 2015.

In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke with Ellen Duranceau, Program Manager for Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We talk about the four elements of fair use, how to determine if your use is fair, and talk about other issues around the edges of copyright, music, technology, and more.

Check out the podcast on WFMU, PRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture via iTunes, or listen here.

Or via the playlists.

(Thanks to the freemusic archive for this write-up, which was adapted slightly from their blog.)