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SXSW for Good: Obama, Abortion, Harassment, Diversity

On launch of the 30th SXSW Interactive and Film Festival, using media and tech for the public good was front and center. Government needs tech.  Pres. Obama used his opening keynote for an...

Straight From the Underground: Freedom and Street Art in Havana

Splashes of color stand out against Havana’s aging buildings and Spanish architecture. The walls of parks, school playgrounds, abandoned buildings and alleyways are filling with the work of street...

Infographic: Teaching About Art | Fair Use Week

The College Art Association teamed up the CMSI to simply the approach to the principles found within the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. Today we take a closer look at...

Fair Use Week: Plenty to Celebrate

To herald Fair Use Week, we’re recalling some of the ways in which creating codes of best practices has changed what people can make and say for the better:   ARTISTS: When the College Art...

How To Use Copyrighted Material in Your Work | Fair Use Week

Don't shy away from using copyrighted material while making art. The Code of Best Practices for the Visual Arts explains how under section three. The Code launched in February of 2015, a year later...

Sundance Awards Women

This year’s Sundance documentary awards showcased some of my favorite recent films, made by and about women. The top award winner was Sonita, a compelling cinéma vérité profile by Iraian...

Defending fair use: Good for YouTube’s business–and for us

Why is Google promising to defend some YouTubers who regularly remix copyrighted work, if they are charged with infringing? Because fair use is central to its business plan. Oh, and to the future of...

U.S. public media steps up at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

This article was originally posted on Current.org. The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam has become increasingly important for U.S.–based public media. Producers and filmmakers from...

The Community Voice Project is now a featured program within CMSI!

The Center for Media and Social Impact is proud to announce the Community Voice Project has now joined CMSI as a featured program. The Community Voice Project (CVP) is a community storytelling...

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