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Friday, May 2 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Fair Use/Fair Game: Intellectual Property and the Visual Arts

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Visual Arts: Copyright Registration, Problems, and Proposed Solutions - Robert J. Kasunic, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy, U.S. Copyright Office
The CAA Fair Use Project - Angelica Das, Associate Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, School of Communication, American University
Untangling the Ethics and Copyright of Appropriation Art in an Age of Piracy  - Alexander Watkins, Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder

Amanda Bowen, Head of Collections, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University

Art information and visual resources professionals continue to play a crucial role in educating artists, researchers, and professional colleagues about the nuances of copyright and fair use, as well as the ethical considerations as they apply to visual materials in education, publishing, and artistic expression.

This session brings practitioners and experts together to address three important aspects of image use in the visual arts. The ease of finding and reproducing images often obscures the complex legal issues; fair-use “best practices” guidelines have become one way to illuminate strategies for working within existing and changing copyright laws. What is legal under fair use, however, is not always ethical, and this session will address the state of current requirements for registering visual materials for copyright protection; issues of originality, cultural appropriation, and socioeconomic inequality as aspects of image use; and the ongoing development of new guidelines for using images for instruction and publishing.

Friday May 2, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Room: Farragut Square Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001

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