Best Practices in Fair Use: From Theory to Project,
Peter Jaszi


Peter Jaszi teaches copyright law at American University law school. He works on topics ranging from law and the traditional arts of Indonesia to the contemporary doctrine of fair use. His recent publications about the idea of authorship and the culture of intellectual property include "Copyright in Transition" (with Martha Woodmansee, in Volume IV of the History of the Book in America, 2009), and "Is There Such a Thing as Post-Modern Copyright?" (in Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property, 2011, which he edited with Woodmansee and Mario Biagioi).

In 1994, Professor Jaszi served on the Librarian of Congress' Advisory Commission on Copyright Registration and Deposit, and in 1995 he helped organize the Digital Future Coalition. He serves as a trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and a member of the editorial board of its journal. Since 2005, he has been working with Patricia Aufderheide of the American University School of Communications on a project to document the best practices of various creative and academic communities in employing fair use. Professors Aufderheide and Jaszi have described that work in Reclaiming Fair Use, recently published by the University of Chicago Press. Professor Jaszi is part of the legal team representing the National Federation of the Blind in the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust litigation. In 2007, the American Library Association gave him its L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award, and in 2009, he was honored as a Champion of Intellectual Property by the IP section of the District of Columbia Bar. In 2011, Public Knowledge recognized him with one of its annual IP3 awards.