This news is several months old, but I noticed only the other day that SPJ agreed to work with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property “on creating a set of principles on journalistic application of fair use.”
Many journalists don’t realize how important fair use is in their work and journalism as a whole.
Try the short quiz. Notice the question on whether it’s OK to post a full newspaper story on a blog. Does it matter if you, posting the newspaper’s work, are a commercial enterprise?
The Center for Social Media already has released a report called “Copyright, Free Speech, and the Public’s Right to Know: How Journalists Think About Fair Use.” The report can be found at http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/journalism. Click on the PDF link at the bottom of the page.