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Online Access to Related Collections in Memory Institutions| Fair Use Week

Memory institutions make documentation available online for academic or research purposes. Online access to these materials spurs creativity and learning as well as perservation. Principle five in the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts dives into the limitations of similar projects. 

Fair Use Question of the Month: Images for Online and Print Journal

Dear CMSI,

A piece that I wrote for class will be featured in a local art journal, print and online. However, I must submit a final edit within a short deadline. I am nervous to include illustrative images supporting my analysis of a twentieth century artist in relation to the political climate of the time. I fear I don’t have enough time or resources to obtain permissions for all the images. 
Colin B.

Infographic: Teaching About Art | Fair Use Week

The College Art Association teamed up the CMSI to simply the approach to the principles found within the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. Today we take a closer look at Principle Two: Teaching About Art.Read more...

How To Use Copyrighted Material in Your Work | Fair Use Week

Don’t shy away from using copyrighted material while making art. The Code of Best Practices for the Visual Arts explains how under section Three: Making Art.Read more...

Fair Use Successes in the Visual Arts at #CAA2016

At the College Art Association’s annual meeting, where each of the thousands of participants received a copy of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, panelists from various backgrounds recounted remarkable steps forward in applying fair use to the visual arts. Each shared their experience with the code that ultimately led to success. Read more...