In this sixth episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between a document and a shift in practice
  • How other communities have incorporated fair use into their professional practice
  • How to talk to gatekeepers and to allies in your network, to strengthen field-wide practice

Episode 6 Slide Presentation




Patricia Aufderheide (American University)

University Professor, School of Communication and Founder of the Center for Media & Social Impact, American University. Dr. Aufderheide is one of the originators of the fair use best practices movement and is a co-author of the Software Preservation Code of Best Practices

Peter Jazsi (American University)

Professor Emeritus at American University Washington College of Law and Founder of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. Professor Jaszi is one of the originators of the fair use best practices movement


Lindsey Weeramuni (MIT OpenCourseWare) 

Manager of Intellectual Property for MIT’s Office of Digital Learning, a department of MIT Open Learning. Weeramuni oversees and implements copyright policy for MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) and MITx. MIT OCW is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content and is available under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike license. MITx offers MOOCS in a variety of subjects. Weeramuni was the project director for the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OpenCourseWare. She often presents at conferences on open educational resources, copyright, and online learning.

Gordon Quinn (Kartemquin Films)

Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films—has been making documentaries for 50 years. A longtime activist for public and community media, Quinn was integral to the creation of ITVS, public access television in Chicago, The Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best Practice in Fair Use, and informing the Indie Caucus to hold PBS accountable. With Kartemquin, Gordon has created a legacy that inspires young filmmakers and provides a unique structure for the collaborative creation of high-quality, social-issue documentaries.

Preferred citation:

Software Preservation Network. Association of Research Libraries. (2019, April 1). Episode 6: Making the Code Part of Software Preservation Culture. Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Software Preservation Webinar Series.. Software Preservation Network.