Center for Media and Social Impact


Code of best practices in Fair Use for software preservation

This publication provides librarians, archivists, curators, and others who work to preserve software, with a tool to guide their reasoning about when and how to employ fair use—the legal doctrine that allows many value-added uses of copyrighted materials—in the most common situations they currently face.

Copyright, permissions and fair use in the visual arts communities: an issues report

The visual arts communities of practice share a common problem in their confusion about and misunderstanding of the nature of copyright law and the availability of fair use. Their work is constrained and censored, most powerfully by themselves, because of that confusion and the resulting...

Public media's social media experiments: risk, opportunity, challenge

Through a survey of US public radio stations and case studies of four stations successfully using social media, this study provides a snapshot of the realities for US public radio stations wanting to use social media to engage audiences. Results of a survey of 77...