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Putting the Fair Use Code to Work: Case Studies from Year One
Friday, February 5, 2016

Committee on Intellectual Property
104th Annual Conference, College Art Association, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware Suite B, Washington, DC

Under my capacity as managing editor for the College Art Association, I live-tweeted a session at the 2016 CAA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. It was the first time I had attempted to write about an event as it was taking place. Sponsored by CAA’s Committee on Intellectual Property, the session addressed how the organization’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published in February 2015, has been used by artists, publishers, and museum administrators.

The names of the speakers, their affiliations, and the titles of their presentations were:

  • Betty Leigh Hutcheson, Director of Publications, College Art Association, “Contract Changes at CAA”
  • Patricia J. Fidler, Publisher, Art and Architecture, Yale University Press, “New Fair Use Guidelines for Art and Architecture Books at Yale University Press”
  • Rebekah Modrak, Associate Professor, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, “Re-Made Co.: Meeting Legal and Publishing Challenges with Help from CAA’s Code
  • Joseph N. Newland, Director of Publishing, Menil Collection, Houston, “One Museum’s Fair Use Policy: Adapting CAA Guidelines for Internal Criteria”
  • Susan Higman Larsen, Director of Publishing and Collections Information, Detroit Institute of Arts, “Second Time Around: Remembering to Bring Fair Use into Play”
  • Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor, School of Communication, American University, “Looking Both Ways: Reviewing Year One and Projections for Year Two”
  • Peter Jaszi, Professor, Washington College of Law, American University, “Looking Both Ways: Reviewing Year One and Projections for Year Two”

The live tweets follow, in chronological order.

In Terms Of count: unknown (I did not keep track).


Janet Landay, “CAA Celebrates Fair Use Week,” College Art Association, February 22, 2016.

Mayra Linares, “Fair Use Successes in the Visual Arts at #CAA2016,” Center for Media and Social Impact, February 5, 2016.

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