Category Archives: Intellectual Property Rights


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! If you’d like to get involved with the all the posting and liking, there’s still … Continue reading

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VRA Core Copyright and Licensing Information Available

The licensing terms and conditions for using the VRA Core Schema and Documentation in software, computer applications, and publications are now available at: We are pleased to make the schema available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: VRA Core on the Web VRA Core Schemas and Documentation (Library of Congress Official Site) … Continue reading

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VRA Fair Use Statement


This Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study describes six uses of copyrighted still images that the Visual Resources Association ( believes fall within the U.S. doctrine of fair use. The six uses are: 1) preservation (storing images for repeated use in a teaching context and transferring images to new formats); 2) use of images for teaching purposes; … Continue reading

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