REMINDER: Copyright Matters Program Tomorrow Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Professors Peter Jaszi, Patricia Aufderheide to Speak about Fair Use
Issue No. 490 - February 4, 2013

The U.S. Copyright Office will host a Copyright Matters program on Tuesday, February 5 at 10:30 a.m. (EST) 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 coauthors 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 codirector 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.)