ARLIS/NA Endorses CAA Fair Use Code

Statements/Press Releases,

The ARLIS/NA executive board endorsed the College Art Association’s (CAA) Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts after careful consideration of the Code during the June 18, 2015, board meeting.

Kristen Regina, president of ARLIS/NA, stated: “The code is an important document that will advance visual arts scholarship and creative practice in this digital age.” The executive board agreed with the ARLIS/NA Public Policy Committee’s assessment that the Code is a strong step away from a permissions culture that hinders many members of the larger community.

The full response to the Code is available.

The members of the ARLIS/NA Public Policy Committee are: Alexander Watkins (chair), Caley Cannon, Patricia Cossard, Sara DeWaay, Daniel Payne, Mary Wasserman, and Sylvia Roberts (Board Liaison).