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Code of Best Practices for Sustainable Filmmaking

February 2009 Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Report by: Larry Engel, Filmmaker and Professor, School of Communication, American University Andrew Buchanan, Producer Produced...

PowerPoints About Fair Use

CMSI and CAA have put together a presentation quickly outlining the basics of fair use and what the Code covers. Click here to download the PowerPoint.

INFOGRAPHIC: Fair Use in 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...

Classroom Discussion: Teaching Script About Fair Use in Making Art

ACCOMPANYING POWERPOINT: Illustrations: Teaching Script for Fair Use in Art Making

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, or the absence...

Fair Use Class Assignments for Museum Studies and Museum Education Classes

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

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 of Best...

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...

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