CODE OF BEST PRACTICES IN FAIR USE FOR ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonproﬁt organization of 126
research libraries at comprehensive, research-extensive institutions in the U.S. and
Canada that share similar research missions, aspirations, and achievements. The
association’s importance and distinction is born from its membership and the nature
of the institutions represented. ARL member libraries make up a large portion of the
academic and research library marketplace, spending more than $1 billion every year
on library materials.
The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), co-
founded by Prof. Peter Jaszi, promotes social justice in law governing information
dissemination and intellectual property through research, scholarship, public events,
advocacy, and provision of legal and consulting services. The program is a project of
the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C.
The Center for Social Media (CSM), founded and led by Prof. Patricia
Aufderheide, has run the Fair Use and Free Speech project in coordination
with PIJIP and Prof. Jaszi since 2004. The center is a project of the School of
Communication at American University in Washington, D.C.
Prudence S. Adler, Associate Executive Director, Federal Relations and
Information Policy, Association of Research Libraries
Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor, American University School of
Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, Association of
Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law