Presentation: College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts on October 20
Come to a free presentation on how the Code will benefit the visual arts community
College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts: How Will It Help the Visual Arts Community?
A presentation by Peter Jaszi, Lead Principal Investigator and Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: NYFA, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn NY 11201
(F to York Street Station or A to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge Station)
RSVP Required: To register click here
Event is free and open to the public
When can an artist or art historian use a photo she snapped in a museum for teaching? Can a museum reproduce an image from an exhibition of contemporary art in a related brochure without licensing it? How can fair use simplify the permissions process in publications? Can an archive put images from its collection online—and if so, with what restrictions? The copyright doctrine of fair use, which permits use of unlicensed copyrighted material, has great utility in the visual arts. But for too long, it’s been hard to understand how to interpret this rather abstract part of the law. 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 do visual arts scholarship, art practice, teaching, exhibitions, digital displays and more.
Come hear Professor Peter Jaszi, one of the lead facilitators of the Code, explain how it works, how it was created and why it’s reliable. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.
The complete Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts is available on CAA’s website: www.collegeart.org/fair-use/
About the Presenter:
Peter Jaszi is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where he teaches copyright law and courses in law and cinema, as well as supervising students in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, which he helped to established, along with the Program on Intellectual Property and Information Justice. He has served as a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and is a member of the editorial board of its journal. He has written about copyright history and theory and co-authored Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright, University of Chicago Press, 2011. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D.) and Harvard University (A.B.).
This event is made possible by the College Art Association with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation