Modrak partnered with Melissa Levine (Director of the UM Copyright Office at the University of Michigan Library), Raven Lanier (Copyright Specialist, UM-Library Copyright Office), and Jeremy York (4th Year PhD candidate, School of Information) to create this series of workshops for the 2019/20 academic year.
The workshops are intended to increase knowledge about issues around fair use and free speech for a group of graduate students and faculty across campus. Participants come from Art History, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Museum Studies, Aerospace Engineering, Music, Theater & Dance, and the Law School.
The first session, which met September 23, 5:30 – 7pm, discussed how fair use relates to visual art and expression as speech. Speakers were:
- Joan Kee, attorney and Professor, Art History. Author of Models of Integrity: Art and Law in Post-Sixties America
- Cristina del Valle, Senior Associate General Counsel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Rebekah Modrak, Professor, Stamps School of Art & Design