Patricia Aufderheide talks about copyright and fair use

Fair use is vital to our work as publishing professionals. Just be polite and attribute what you use to the creator.

CMOS Shop Talk

Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor in the School of Communication at American University, where she teaches about film and media arts in the digital era. She is coauthor with Peter Jaszi of the Washington College of Law at American University of Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright(University of Chicago Press, 2011). Among her other books are Documentary Film and Communication Policy in the Public Interest. She most lately worked with the College Art Association to create the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts.

When people borrow copyrighted material without permission for casual, nonprofit use, such as in a blog post or lecture or slide show, are they doing something illegal?

Not necessarily. US copyright law actually permits and even encourages reuse of material that is still under copyright, under some circumstances. The law is designed to promote the making…

View original post 1,529 more words

About The dutty is "the ground," the foundation, the earth--just like words are part of the foundation on which I build my life.

Reason for being: To tell stories and help writers and others with a message to put their best word forward.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s