Category Archives: Intellectual Property Rights

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Fair Use Week is Coming!

It’s that time of year again – Fair Use Week! This February 26 – March 2, the IPR committee will once again be “taking over” the VRA’s social media to promote Fair Use Week and provide additional resources for those interested in learning more. You can help increase visibility of this important concept by following, … Continue reading

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IPR Committee Brief: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act

Welcome to IPR Briefs, an occasional series in which members of the VRA’s Intellectual Property Rights Committee cover rights issues of interest to the visual resources community. In today’s Brief, Amy Lazet gives an overview of H.R. 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017. Amy is Visual Resources Specialist at the College … Continue reading

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The Intellectual Property Powder Keg: Fair Use and Contemporary Art Museums

Employing fair use at a contemporary art museum can feel like navigating a minefield where one lives in fear not of explosions, but cease and desist letters from angry rights holders. Despite the dearth of public domain materials, there is no need for a proverbial metal detector when publishing in-copyright images, just a healthy understanding … Continue reading

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