Best Practices in Fair Use: From Theory to Project

The U.S. Copyright Office hosted a Copyright Matters program on February 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. Professors Peter Jaszi and Patricia Aufderheide, both of American University, presented "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 co-authors 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 co-director 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 followed the discussion. The event was free and open to the public.