Empowering Media That Matters

Fair Use, Free Speech & IP

Policy Briefing Note: An International Approach to Data Privacy

This is part of an ongoing research agenda geared toward understanding the increasingly central role of data in our public and civic lives.

Trumpeting Decency in Trump’s Town: AFI Docs Showcases Big Issues

A quick snapshot of the documentaries and discussions at AFI Docs held in Washington DC in June 2018.

Happy Fair Use Week! And Where to Find the Good Stuff

Happy Fair Use Week celebrated by CMSI and so many other organizations!

Rethinking Fair Use: Rebekah Modrak and the Art of Creative Critique

Rebekah Modrak, a visual artist and teacher at the University of Michigan, employs fair use to make better art.

Fair Use in Film Courses: Broderick Fox on Empowering Creators

A documentarian and professor at Occidental College, fair use is a necessary ingredient for teaching aspiring filmmakers.

Preserving Software Could Get Easier: The Latest Center Research

Digital culture depends on software. But software preservation is in crisis. Software archivists struggle with copyright law.

Center Research Reaches Australian Policymakers

Australian copyright law has extremely narrow exceptions and US. copyright law has an outsized presence in debates about copy right reform.

New Fair Project Launched, for Preservation of Software

CMSI & The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) join together to create a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation.

Visual Arts Community Shifts Practice on Fair Use

Visual arts professionals saw big changes in institutional practice in the last year, according to the most recent College Art Association survey of almost a thousand professionals, conducted with...

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