CAA's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts: How Can It Help Academic Publishers?

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Saturday, June 20 — 10:45 am-12:00 pm

Speakers: Pat Aufderheide, University Professor and Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University; Co-Principal Investigator, Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts Linda Downs, Executive Director and CEO, College Art Association; Co-Principal Investigator, Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

The visual arts have long lagged other fields in employing the powerful fair use doctrine in academic publishing. Now, the newly-created Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Visual Arts, produced by the College Art Association, makes it much easier to employ fair use to publish visual arts scholarship, as well as to create new art, teach art and art history, organize exhibitions and more. In this session, creators of the code address questions, such as: How can fair use simplify and expand publishing in the visual arts? How do you know when a use isn’t fair anymore? Why make a code of best practices in fair use that doesn’t consult publishers? Why would publishers want to use a code created by visual arts professionals?

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