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Fair Use Code of Practice coming very soon!

I’ve been waiting for November 11th.

The date marks the release of The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education(You may remember my blog post on the project a few months back.)

Not long ago, a similar code of practice was developed to aid filmmakers apply Fair Use to their work Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use.

I am thrilled to be a member of the panel discussion scheduled during the event.  And I am hoping this new document, with its direct connection to K12 and information ethics, will help me be a better, kinder librarian and it will help me liberate students to create and publish more freely with the media they love to use.

If you plan to be in the Philadelphia area on November 11, consider registering for the press event to be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at
The National Constitution Center.  To register, email

If you will not be in the Philadelphia area, Kristin Hokanson has set up a wiki to deliver and share information and will be Ustreaming the event live.

Renee Hobbs, founder of the Media Education Lab at Temple University, describes the game plan:

At the event, we’ll go over the Code and introduce some of our innovative curriculum materials for teaching about fair use. A panel of educators, scholars, and lawyers will speak about the influence the Code will have on their everyday work.

Librarians need to be in on this new document early.

Much more to come!

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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