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Right To Write Fund To Back Creative Artists

Publication Date: 
September 10, 2008
Publishers Weekly
Juim Milliot

The Fair Use Project and its Executive Director, Lecturer in Law Anthony Falzone, were mentioned in a Publishers Weekly article about the Right to Write Fund, a defense fund that supports creative artists' 'fair use' of copyrighted material:

The Right to Write Fund, which helped defend Roger Rapoport when he was sued for trying to publish the Harry Potter Lexicon, has announced that it is raising funds to help support other creative artists faced with legal threats or lawsuits. The Right to Write Fund will also establish an educational repository and serve as a clearinghouse focused on fair use and other First Amendment issues confronting authors, especially when works move between print, the Internet, film, the fine arts and new media.


Among the groups supporting Right to Write are Stanford University Law School’s Fair Use Project.

In addition to Ardia and Zill, others on the board of advisors are Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project at Stanford Law School; Martha Ferriby, director of the Hackley Public Library in Muskegon, Mich.; Arend Lubbers, former president of Grand Valley State University; RDR publisher Roger Rapoport; Dan Royer, chairman of the department of writing at Grand Valley State University; and Meredith Spear, a consultant on healthcare and a board member of Mother Jones magazine.