Association of Art Museum Directors has issued a fair use policy. According to them ,working with low quality digital thumbnails is fair use. Full policy here. More fair use guidelines here.
Section 107 of the Copyright Act embodies the fair use doctrine. 17 USC 107. More on the fair use doctrine here.
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Friday, April 01, 2011
Fair Use Fridays: AAMD Says Lousy Quality = Fair Use
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