Fair Use Best Practices

It’s Fair Use Week day three and here’s another resource for your consideration.

One of my favorite fair use resources is the Center for Media & Social Impact’s collection of Codes of Best Practices.

These codes of best practice provide information about the scope of fair use in different disciplines. The codes are informed by research into professional practices (usually┬áinterviews with practitioners) and are reviewed by legal experts. The codes are designed to give users a good sense of the regular practice in their field and give them more confidence in making decisions about fair use. The codes are not exhaustive, they don’t tell you the limits of fair use, and they are not legal advice.

I appreciate the codes’ approachable language, heavy use of examples, and references for further study. This is one of the first places I check when considering fair use in unfamiliar disciplines. I hope you find them as helpful as I have.