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Regional & Continuing Education introduces Connect • Learn • Engage, a forum that aims to bring together campus faculty, staff, and students with subject experts from around the globe. Using webinars and two-way video, Connect • Learn • Engage aims to strengthen and expand the resources of the University to provide access to personal and professional development resources and respond to lifelong learning needs.

Upcoming Webinars


September 16

Continuing Education 107

Fair Use on the Physical and Digital Campus

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2013 Online Seminar

Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative director, and Veronica Diaz, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative associate director, will moderate this online seminar with American University professors Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi.

How can higher education professional staff best facilitate faculty and student use of copyrighted materials as they teach, learn, and research? Professors Aufderheide and Jaszi will explain basic principles of fair use in copyright law, review recent changes in interpretation, discuss the best practices approach as developed by librarians, open-courseware designers, and members of the professoriate, and how to use these tools to facilitate higher-ed mission, both in physical and digital spaces. They will also discuss implications of latest litigation, and take your questions!

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the logic of fair use within copyright
  • Understand how to work with faculty and staff to apply fair use to their situation
  • Know how to manage copyright questions in the digital environment

Who Should Attend?

  • Academic administrators
  • Academic technology staff and directors
  • Faculty/Instructors
  • Learning technologists and designers
  • Librarians
  • Teaching and learning center staff and directors


Patricia Aufderheide is university professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and co-director of the Center for Social Media there. She is the co-author with Peter Jaszi of Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright (University of Chicago Press 2011) and author of, among others, Documentary: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2007), The Daily Planet (University of Minnesota Press 2000), and of Communications Policy in the Public Interest (Guilford Press 1999).

She heads the Fair Use and Free Speech research project at the Center, in conjunction with professor Peter Jaszi in American University's Washington College of Law. She has been a Fulbright and John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and has received numerous journalism and scholarly awards, including the Preservation and Scholarship award in 2006 from the International Documentary Association.

Peter Jaszi teaches domestic and international copyright law, as well as law and literature. He also directs the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and helped to establish the Program on Intellectual Property and Information Justice. Professor Jaszi is a frequent speaker to professional audiences in the United States and abroad. With Craig Joyce, Marshall Leaffer and Tyler Ochoa, he co-authors a standard copyright textbook, Copyright Law (Lexis, 7th ed., 2006). Alone and with Martha Woodmansee, he has written several articles on copyright history and theory; together they edited The Construction of Authorship, published by Duke University Press.

In 1994, Professor Jaszi was a member of the Librarian of Congress’ Advisory Commission on Copyright Registration and Deposit, and in 1995 he was an organizer of the Digital Future Coalition. Since 2005, Professor Jaszi has been working with Professor Patricia Aufderheide of the American University’s Center for Social Media on projects designed to promote the understanding of fair use by documentary filmmakers and other creators.

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