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Re: Is this use fair?



Kristy,
Eric has the right idea.  I don't know anyone who would object to educational
use of their work.
-Peter-

Kristy Higby wrote:

> I teach studio art at the high school level and am in the process of =
> addidng  bookarts to our curriculum. The internet is a wonderful source =
> for examples of contemporary work. It's very easy to put together a slide =
> show of jpeg images and have them available for easy reference. I always =
> include whatever information is available with each image and certainly =
> the artist's name. I've included Eric's opinion (thanks, Eric) on this =
> practice and would like to hear from others.
>
> *********************************
>
> I am not an expert at copyright law, but there is a fair use clause for
> educational use.  Which means something like if you are using an article =
> for a
> class on a one time basis, you can pass around a copy for the students.  =
> Whether
> this means make an individual copy for each student or not is not exactly =
> clear.=20
> Nothing is really clear in copyright law!
>
> As for getting permission for your situation, you probably would get away =
> with
> it on the above mentioned fair use clause, if it went that far in a legal
> proceeding (but please don't quote me on this!  I'm not a lawyer!!). =20
>
> But as a common courtesy, if the artist is mentioned and there is contact
> information, I would write and ask permission. I can't think of any artist =
> who
> wouldn't allow such a use.  It helps promote the craft/art and gives the =
> artist
> some free exposure!  And I think that most artists like to know who is =
> looking
> at their work and judges it worthy enough for inclusion in a teaching/examp=
> le
> situation.
>
> This is just my opinion, though.  Others may feel differently. You may =
> want to
> pose your question to the list as a whole.  Feel free to use my message on =
> the
> list as a springboard if you wish.  I would be curious to know what other =
> book
> artists think.
>
> Eric=20
>
> **********************************
> Eric Alstrom
> Collections Conservator
> Dartmouth College Libraries
> Hanover, New Hampshire


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