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“Yes, You Can!” – Where You Don’t Even Need ‘Fair Use’

By Peter Jaszi, Washington College of Law, American University The answers to some of filmmakers’ most common clearance questions don’t really lie in the realm of “fair use” at all, but fall...

Beyond the Echo Chamber: Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media

Beyond the Echo Chamber: Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media In less than a decade, a new breed of networked progressive media—from Brave New Films to Talking Points Memo to...

Reclaiming Fair Use: How To Put Balance Back In Copyright

For updates, press mentions, photos, and reviews, or to give us feedback on the book, check out the Reclaiming Fair Use Facebook page! Reclaiming Fair Use - Now Available!   In their new book,...

Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

In this concise, crisply written guide, Center Director Patricia Aufderheide takes readers along the diverse paths of documentary history and charts the lively, often fierce debates among filmmakers...

Untold Stories: Creative Consequences of the Rights Clearance Culture for Documentary Filmmakers

November 2004 Report by: Pat Aufderheide, Co-Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University Peter Jaszi, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American...

Refrigerator Mothers- Fair Use Clips

In "Refrigerator Mothers," about an era when mothers were blamed for their children's autism, J.J. Hanley and David Simpson quoted popular films of the era. In this section, you can see what clips...

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