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What a Difference Fair Use Knowledge Makes: Academic Publishing

An art historian wins a fair use victory, with the help of the College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use and a publisher that appreciates it.  (more…)

The Death of the PSA? The challenge of effecting social change in the digital entertainment age

Breaking Through Social change communication is at a crossroads, and communicators must adapt – and quickly – in order to remain relevant and impactful. A growing body of research shows two clear...

Fair Use Question of the Month: Images of Copyrighted Work

Dear CMSI, Image by Scott Johnson/Flickr I found an acceptable-quality copy of the public-domain painting I need to illustrate a point in my new book. The same image is available from a museum, but...

How Participatory Filmmaking Saved My Career

That Sunday morning began as all the others, with a rest on the Red Line. Real, uninterrupted rest - well, relatively uninterrupted. The winter walks to the metro from the McDonalds where Levester...

Fair Use Question of the Month: Digitizing Archives of Copyrighted Work

Dear CMSI, Image by Gail Frederick/Flickr I am part of a team in the special collections unit of my university library working on the recently acquired personal archive of a regional artist....

AFI DOCS Screens “India’s Daughter”

After Jyoti Singh was attacked, Indians took to the streets in protest. Photo Credit: India's Daughter official website The AFI DOCS film festival screened Leslee Udwin’s retrospective...

Journalism, Web Docs Are Key Topics at AFI Docs Conference

FRONTLINE executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath delivers the keynote address at AFI Docs. This article was original published on Documentary.org (Documentary magazine) by the International...

Q&A and Case Study With Claudia Myers, Director of FORT BLISS

Director Claudia Myers on the set of Fort Bliss Claudia Myers (Kettle of Fish) is a producer/writer/director and an associate professor in the Film and Media Arts Division of the School of...

CMSI Hosts the American Film Showcase

Caty Borum Chattoo on designing for impact. Photo courtesy of Mayra Linares. The Center for Media and Social Impact hosted eleven  filmmakers from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Bosnia, DRC, Zimbabwe,...

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