Please join the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship’s Scholarly Communication Program and the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University for “Research Without Borders: Fair Use, Appropriation Art and Photography”, the third event of the academic year in our Research Without Borders panel discussion series. This event will take place from 2-4pm on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Garden Room 2 on the 1st Floor of Columbia’s Faculty House. It is free and open to the public, and listed on the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship website here. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Leyla Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Fair use” allows the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances, offering important opportunities for educators, researchers, and others to make reasonable use of copyrighted materials. Fair use is constantly evolving: laws around fair use apply differently to different users in different situations, and fair use determinations in courts need to be made on a case-by-case basis. To mark Fair Use Week 2015, a community celebration of fair use coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship’s Scholarly Communication Program and the Copyright Advisory Office are hosting a panel discussion around freedom of expression in art and photography as it relates to fair use. Panelists will discuss fair use from different perspectives in librarianship, copyright law, photojournalism, and copyright activism, and explore the opportunities and impediments that fair use in art and photography presents.
Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at The New York Public Library
Rachelle Browne, Associate General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution and Adjunct Lecturer at Goucher College
Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association
Parker Higgins, Director of Copyright Activism, Electronic Frontier Foundation
The discussion will be moderated by Rina Pantalony, Director of Columbia Libraries/Information Services’ Copyright Advisory Office.