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Fair use in Journalism: “You be the Judge!”

Journalists depend upon fair use, often without knowing it. The Set of Principles in Fair Use for Journalism was created by journalists to..

Grading Guidelines for Fair Use Assignments

For a grade of A, the student refers to the Code, applies the transformative logic of category 3 appropriately (stressing transformative  function/repurposing/recontexualizing, not changing of the...

Fair Use Class Assignments for Museum Studies and Museum Education Classes

Create a mockup of a printed brochure or virtual tour for the website for a proposed museum exhibition of contemporary art, and justify using unlicensed imagery from the exhibition using the...

Fair Use Class Assignments for Studio Art Classes

Have students make a work of art that incorporates copyrighted material (image or text) in a transformative way, and write a justification for not licensing that material, using the Code. Artworks...

Fair Use Assignments for Art, Architecture and Design History Classes

In writing assignments, ask students to include photo credit lines for all images included in their papers. In addition to the artist’s name, title, medium, and size, have students include the...

Teaching Tools for Fair Use: An Introduction

Syllabus Insert – Fair Use for the Visual Arts

Explore syllabi from courses taught by CAA members.

Videos for Fair Use in the Visual Arts

Additional materials and links to teaching tools for the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts.

War on Water

Marymount Manhattan College students Billy Shields and Stuart Kiczek re-purpose old copyright black-and-white footage to illustrate a more modern point about how consumers can cut down on expenses by...

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