Saundra Brown Armstrong training to become Oakland's first African American policewoman. She went on to become a Senior Judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and still presides over cases in the Oakland Federal Courthouse. (1970) Original 16mm, shot by Ch.4 KRON-TV can be viewed here (link: Original KRON-TV reporter Valerie Dickerson interviewed Judge Armstrong about her pioneering career in 2016, reuniting them on-camera after 46 years (link Courtesy: Bay Area TV Archive (link: )

Copyright Committee

Chairs: Patricia Aufderheide and Jennifer Matz

Membership on the AMIA Copyright Committee is open to all AMIA Members. New, student and international members are especially encouraged to join. The Committee seeks to facilitate all discussions on copyright within AMIA through the AMIA listserv, website, The Moving Image Journal, The Reel Thing, annual conferences, and partnerships with outside groups.

The Copyright Committee provides AMIA members a forum from which to draw knowledge and exchange ideas and provides access to the full range of voices on copyright in the field. The Committee is a source of up-to-date news so that the membership may help define issues within copyright before they are defined for us. The Copyright Committee recognizes both the importance and the difficulty of providing relevant information on both U.S. and international copyright law.

Link to Webinar by Patricia Aufderheide “Fair Use for Audio-Visual Archivists”, presented to the Copyright Committee on 8/12/20:


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To join the Copyright Committee, please email