Author Archives: Melanie Clark

Fair Use Week: Image Sources

Copyright law is a protection for an author’s creative works, which grants rights that belong only to the creator. Fair use is an exception in that law, and an important one, enabling others to use that creative work, and making it accessible for the continued creation and dissemination of knowledge and culture. The subjective nature … Continue reading

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Fair Use Week: Fair Use and Copyright in the Academic Environment

Fair Use Week 2017 United States Copyright Law is a fascinating and complex topic. It protects creators AND those who teach. US copyright features a section called “Fair Use,” which allows for the use of copyrighted material in the academic environment (among other things). Reams of information have been written about copyright, and a number of important … Continue reading

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Fair Use Week

The Intellectual Property Rights committee will be taking over the VRA’s social media accounts during Fair Use Week February 20–24 to promote fair use resources and practices and to drum up support for fair use. Follow along with us  @VisResAssn  and https://www.facebook.com/VisualResourcesAssociation! If you’d like to get involved with the all the posting and liking, there’s still … Continue reading

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