Copyrighted Material in the Museum: A Path to Fair Use

Track
Curatorial Practice
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 8:45-10 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
263 America's Center
Description
The College Art Association's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts brings tools for using copyrighted material under fair use to professionals in the visual arts. This session provides practical information about the code and explores how individuals can facilitate the fair use of copyrighted content, whether for exhibitions, educational guides, catalogs, and public programming or websites. Panelists provide examples of success stories and explain the practice within their institutions. Attendees are encouraged to bring problems they've encountered using third-party material for discussion.
Learner Outcome
  1. Gain an understanding of the fair use clause of U.S. Copyright Act and how it applies to copyrighted material in museums.
  2. Hear specific examples and strategies for promoting the fair use of copyrighted content within an institution.
  3. Bring examples for discussion or seek solutions to problems from a panel of experienced fair use practitioners.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Anne Collins Goodyear
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Co-Director
Organization: 
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Bio
Anne Collins Goodyear is Co-Director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and an at-large member of the National Committee of the History of Art. She is former Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, where she was the first curator to collect digital and time-based art. While president of the College Art Association, Goodyear worked on a task force to develop CAA's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts.
Presenter: 
Hunter O'Hanian
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Executive Director
Organization: 
College Art Association
Bio
Hunter O'Hanian is Chief Executive Officer of the College Art Association. Previously, he led the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Foundation for Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. O'Hanian is past board chair of the Alliance of Artists Communities. He holds a law degree from Suffolk University and an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Boston.
Presenter: 
Joseph Newland
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Publishing
Organization: 
Menil Collection
Bio
Joseph N. Newland is director of publishing at the Menil Collection, Houston. An editor and writer, he's been a denizen of art museum publishing programs, large and small. Topics will include in-museum fair use guidelines, a case study of a large text-and-picture compendium aptly titled Experiments with Truth, and fair use application for museum websites, in-gallery ephemera, and digitization of print educational pieces for online dissemination.
Presenter: 
Judy Metro
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Editor in Chief, National Gallery of Art
Organization: 
National Gallery of Art
Bio
Judy Metro is editor in chief at the National Gallery of Art and served recently as chair of CAA's Committee on Intellectual Property, which focused on promoting CAA's fair use code and giving exposure to its early adopters and the successes and stiff challenges they have met. Topic: Going beyond an awareness of fair use as a right, what cross-museum, cross-academic, cross-publishing steps can be taken to give it legal and practical traction?
Presenter: 
Patricia Fidler
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Publisher, Art and Architecture, Yale University Press
Organization: 
Yale University Press
Bio
Patricia Fidler is Publisher, Art and Architecture, at Yale University Press and has been closely involved with the Press's fair use initiative for scholarly publications. Topic: To discuss examples of implementation of fair use guidelines in Yale University Press publications, both print and digital.