This webinar, dedicated to the College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, looks at four primary topics. First: it will address the history and background of the development of the Code, describing how the College Art Association (CAA) became involved. Next, it describes the need in the field of the arts that CAA saw for creating such a Code. Third, the presentation considers why CAA chose to take on this project. Finally, this webinar describes how CAA is educating its members and allied colleagues about the Code and documenting its implementation.
In looking at these stages in the inspiration, crafting, and implementation of CAA’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, the webinar explains how concerns expressed initially by individual artists, scholars, curators, and publishers soon became emblematic of larger issues facing the field of the arts at large. Perhaps most importantly, this presentation provides an opportunity to explore how the development of the Code is now shifting attitudes and policies regarding the fair use of copyrighted materials and opening up new opportunities for scholarship and creative practice in the arts.