Copyright and Fair Use

As future professional graphic designers in a postmodern world, you should all be familiar with copyright and fair use law. When using artwork and words created by others, even when you are altering said images or words, it is always best to get permission to use. However, there are laws that protect that usage as fair in certain cases.

Good Information from the Academic Library at Stanford University on Fair Use

We can learn from people like Shepard Fairey and his fight for the use of an existing photo to create the Obama poster. Read more about this and the struggles he has in fighting the fight.

From the Daily Heller
From the LA Times blog

There are different rules in Fair Use that apply to your work as as student. Here are some guidelines to follow for that...

From the Academic Library at Stanford University

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