Fair Use, Fair Dealing, and Creative Production: Lessons from Creator Experience

A seminar presentation by Professor Patricia Aufderheide was held at Victoria University’s Pipitea Campus on 14 March, and at the University of Auckland Business School on 23 March 2017. Patricia discussed results from a decade of research with U.S. creators, which documents a pattern of self-censorship, and compared it with more limited research on Australian and New Zealand creators.  The event was chaired by APCA President Associate Professor Susan Corbett, in Wellington, and by APCA Executive Members Associate Professor Alex Sims and Melanie Johnson, in Auckland. There was a great turn out on both nights with many academics, librarians, creators and lawyers in attendance.

Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and founder of the Center for Media & Social Impact, where she continues as Senior Research Fellow. She is also affiliate faculty in the School of International Service and the History department at American University, and a member of the Film and Media Arts division in the School of Communication. In 2017, she is a Fulbright Scholar at Queensland University of Technology. Her books include Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright (University of Chicago), with Peter Jaszi; Documentary: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford), The Daily Planet (University of Minnesota Press), and Communications Policy in the Public Interest (Guilford Press).