Colorado Poets Center E-Words Issue #14

Fair Use Code For Poetry

The Poetry Foundation announces the publication of “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry” which aims to better facilitate poetic innovation and distribution by both clarifying “fair use” and anticipating potential clearance issues.

The Best Practices Code is intended to serve as a guide to reasonable and appropriate uses of copyrighted materials in new and old media and to prevent permissions conflicts.

It is available for free download at

The Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute collaborated with American University’s Center for Social Media and Washington College of Law to produce the document.