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An archive of the CopyTalk webinar on best practices for fair use, originally broadcast on May 7th, 2015 is now available. You can also find PowerPoint slides from the presentation here.

Since 2005, practitioners including filmmakers, poets, K-12 teachers, film and communications scholars, open courseware providers, journalists and — of course — librarians have come together to articulate Codes and Statements of Best Practices in Fair Use for their communities. Many of these efforts have been facilitated by researchers at the American University Law School and School of Communications. In the last few months, two new documents have been released — the College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in the Visual Arts and the Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Orphan Works for Libraries & Archives.

Our speaker: Peter Jaszi is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where he teaches copyright law and courses in law and cinema, as well as supervising students in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, which he helped to established, along with the Program on Intellectual Property and Information Justice. He has served as a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and is a member of the editorial board of its journal. In 2007, he received the American Library Association’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award, and in 2009 the Intellectual Property Section of the District of Columbia Bar honored him as the year’s Champion of Intellectual Property. He has written about copyright history and theory and co-authored a standard copyright textbook.

CopyTalk, is a bimonthly webinar brought to you by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s subcommittee on Copyright Education.

CopyTalks are scheduled for the first Thursday of even numbered months. Currently on hiatus, the next CopyTalk is scheduled for October 1, 2015.

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Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the Director of the Program on Public Access to Information in the Office for Information Technology Policy. Her portfolio includes copyright, international copyright, accessibility, e-books and other public policy issues. She has a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a MA in media arts from the University of Arizona. She can be reached via e-mail at

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