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Artists and the Challenge of Using Copyrighted Material: Fair Use to the Rescue

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$20 – $25

Collage, documentary film, art history scholarship, arts journalism, remix, Last Week Tonight—none of it could happen without fair use.

Fair use, the right to employ copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances, is widely used throughout U.S. creative practice. But how do you decide when fair use is really fair, and how risky is it, especially after the Supreme Court’s Warhol decision last year?

During this event, Patricia Aufderheide will explain the ordinary logic of fair use today and introduce you to some arts-friendly codes of best practices in fair use to help you with your decisions. Aufderheide wrote Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright (University of Chicago Press) with Peter Jaszi; their work helped to transform the practice of many creatives, freeing them to use the law to make better work.

When you register for this event, you can submit questions about how fair use works. But save your questions about your own decisions for a lawyer you hire; as with all educational presentations, this will not be individual legal advice.


February 21
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$20 – $25
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