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Fair Use in Visual Arts: You Be The Judge!

Artists, publishers, scholars and curators depend upon fair use in the Visual Arts more than they realize. The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts was created by professionals...

INFOGRAPHIC: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

This infographic is freely available as a full-size PDF, an embeddable JPG for blogs and website, and a print-ready 8.5” x 11” PDF to print and hand out at...

INFOGRAPHIC: Can I Employ Fair Use In My Documentary?

Data comes from a 2014 survey of 489 documentary filmmakers by Patricia Aufderheide and Aram Sinnreich. Read more about the study here.

Examples of Successful Fair Use in Documentary Film

Filmmakers have been successfully employing fair use, even before the Statement of Best Practices clarified their common understandings. Here are some examples of uncontested choices for fair use....

INFOGRAPHIC: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

A great visual summary of the code.

Category 1: Commenting Critically on Media

Affluenza Download | Length: 1:16 In Affluenza, John de Graaf excerpted television ads in a critique of consumerism. He invoked fair use because he was engaged in media criticism. Casting...

Social Issue Documentary: The Evolution of Public Engagement

2009 Report by: Barbara Abrash, Teacher, Curator and Independent Producer SUMMARY Already practiced in partnering for impact—with activist organizations, nonprofit groups, and public...

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