Since the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts launched in February, it has begun conversations in libraries, archives, editorial offices, and classrooms. (Need a refresher on that code? Check out this video!) Now, it's picking up fans.
The Society of Architectural Historians has just endorsed the Code and other organizations have also expressed their enthusiasm. The Association of Art Museum Directors has sent a letter of support to the College Art Association, which created the Code (with facilitation from Peter Jaszi and Patricia Aufderheide), and distributed the Code to all its members.
The Code’s facilitators have been busy with workshops and presentations at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Art Libraries Society of America annual conference in Dallas, a meeting of the Legal Issues in Museum Administration in Washington, D.C., the University of Chicago and Western Illinois University among others. The College Art Association has also sponsored several webinars, including a four-part series that continues into May.
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