COPYRIGHT MATTERS PROGRAM February 5, 2013 Professors Peter Jaszi, Patricia Aufderheide to Speak about Fair Use
Issue No. 488 - January 29 , 2013

The U.S. Copyright Office will host a Copyright Matters program on February 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. Professors Peter Jaszi and Patricia Aufderheide, both of American University, will present “Best Practices in Fair Use: From Theory to Project: A Presentation on Demystifying Fair Use for Documentary Filmmakers and Other Creative Communities—and Why it Matters.” Jaszi and Aufderheide are co-authors of Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright. Jaszi teaches copyright law at American University’s Washington College of Law and writes about diverse legal topics. Aufderheide teaches communications and is co-director of American University’s Center for Social Media. Since 2005, Jaszi and Aufderheide have worked together on a project to document the best practices of creative and academic communities in employing fair use. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion. The event is free and open to the public. (Read more.)