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Movies & Grassroots Community Engagement: Documentary Films & State and Local Public Policy in the United States. Volume 2, Films & Public Policy Series
American Realities on Public Television: Analysis of Independent Television Service's Independent Documentaries, 2007-2016
The Laughter Effect: The [Serious] Role of Comedy in Social Change
When Movies Go to Washington: Documentary Films & Public Policy in the United States (Vol 1)
The State of the Documentary Field: 2016 Survey of Documentary Industry Members
Connecting Audiences with OVEE, an Online Screening Platform: An Assessment of The Homestretch PBS Documentary
Beyond The Hashtags: #Ferguson, #Blacklives examines the #Blacklivesmatter movement’s uses of online media in 2014-2015.
An examination of the (2014 - 2016) of Oscar-shortlisted, -nominated and -winning documentary films.
This report examines risks and resources for filmmakers challenging the status quo.
Visual arts community launches Code of Best Practices in Fair Use!
Public TV remains leading source of diverse programming.
“Stand Up Planet” Impact Evaluation Demonstrates Power of Comedy for Change
Our latest report takes an in-depth look at the range of media impact tools currently available.
Digital culture depends on software. But software preservation is in crisis. Software archivists struggle with copyright law.
Australian copyright law has extremely narrow exceptions and US. copyright law has an outsized presence in debates about copy right reform.
I am worried about my students using copyrighted material in their submissions. What kind of protections would fair use offer my students?
NEW report: How are indie documentaries impacting state & local public policy? Hear from policymakers & film folks. https://t.co/7UizlA5GJQ
Our latest report is out! Documentaries & Grassroots Community Engagement (fueling state & local public policy). https://t.co/rV2TDKMJ2r
Exciting to see @AU_SOC PhD @TiMilosevic 's new book from MIT press, on #cyberbullying policies of social media com https://t.co/0tITIwqE2u
So happy our report is public--software community, your thoughts? Copyright experts? #fairuse #DMCA https://t.co/AjrSZf2XvO
Just released: OZ creators confused, intimidated by their copyright law. Check out what they're not doing. https://t.co/7owMGoMgTG
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