Category Archives: Intellectual Property Rights

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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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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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