The Center for Media and Social Impact (formerly the Center for Social Media) is a research center in AU's School of Communication. The Center, under the leadership of Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi of AU's Washington College of Law, has made a huge impact in the area of Fair Use. Among their many efforts they have produced a series of widely-cited Best Practices reports based on extensive interviews with practitioners in several fields.
The Center is not formally affiliated with the American University Library though is included here due to their influence on library and university policies as well as authors, artists, and media producers across the country. Their work has informed our understanding of the copyright laws and helped guide our planning.
Best Practices reports produced by the Center:
Best Practices reports endorsed by the Center though produced by other organizations: