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Fair Use Question of the Month: Hip Hop Tribute

Dear CMSI, Can you settle an argument? I work at a local blogging site, and a local hip hop artist just died. We covered the story using a short clips (less than 30 seconds!) of his best-known song,...

Inspiring Action Through Film: David Holbrooke on Media That Matters

As we count down the days until Media That Matters 2014, check the CMSI blog to learn more about our #MTMDC panelists and why they engage with media that matters.  Filmmaker and Mountainfilm in...

Comics, Diversity and Representation: Greg Pak on Media That Matters

Photo by Paige Barr As we count down the days until Media That Matters 2014, check the CMSI blog to learn more about our #MTMDC panelists and why they engage with media that matters.  Filmmaker...

ROAMING WILD at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Rest assured that if you make a film there is a festival that is an excellent fit. As co-producer of "Roaming Wild," I had the privilege of being part of the team that hosted the world premiere at...

The Whole Thing: Big Fair Use Win for Journalists in Swatch Case

Journalists won big in a court case settled Jan. 27, affirming journalists’ fair use right to repurpose 100% of unauthorized copyrighted content, in some cases, because it serves the public good....

Visual Arts Professionals and Fair Use: Self-censorship and the Missing Future

The visual arts communities of practice—artists, scholars, teachers, museum professionals, and more—share a common problem: confusion and misunderstanding of the nature of copyright law and the...

Combining Art and Technology: Daniel Burwen on Media That Matters

As we count down the days until Media That Matters 2014, check the CMSI blog to learn more about our #MTMDC panelists and why they engage with media that matters.  Daniel Burwen, Creative Director...

Media Impact Thread at Sundance 2014

This year's 2014 Sundance Film Festival had a noticeable theme of media impact from New Frontier to "The Power for Story" to "At the Lodge." The festival programmers seem to be recognizing what media...

Helping Others Feel Whole: Rob Rosenthal on Media That Matters

As we count down the days until Media That Matters 2014, check the CMSI blog to learn more about our #MTMDC panelists and why they engage with media that matters.  Radio producer and instructor Rob...

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