Data comes from a 2014 survey of 489 documentary filmmakers by Patricia Aufderheide and Aram Sinnreich. Read more about the study here.
Co-Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, School of Communication, American University
Assistant professor, School of Communication and...
Filmmakers have been successfully employing fair use, even before the Statement of Best Practices clarified their common understandings. Here are some examples of uncontested choices for fair use....
Latest News in Fair Use
This section answers initial and general questions on fair use.
What has happened since the Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use was released on November 18, 2005?
release of films that could never have been seen publicly, or possibly...
A great visual summary of the code.
Does the approach of creating a consensus documents, anchored in professional practice, actually work to expand the utility of fair use? What has happened to others who used consensus documents to...
Michael Donaldson, Esq.,
Attorney and author, Clearance and Copyright
Michael Donaldson is an attorney in Los Angeles, many of whose clients are leading documentary filmmakers. His...
Have a great trip! Looking forward to pics and tweets! @CMSImpact founder @paufder is on her way to #IDFA2018! https://t.co/wntmYIFckC
"I place creativity and story and culture at the center of efforts for social change..." Read more of @CatyBC's int https://t.co/uFXRpU9gHy
RT @augamelab: Great evening talk in DC from @henryjenkins on "Popular Culture as Politics, Politics as Popular Culture" -- Nov. 19 @AU_SOC
RT @NthanzeK: Naila and the Uprising screening and panel. #FabFestDC #FilmsAcrossBorders https://t.co/eSNbBP5yEt
#FABfestDC screening TODAY 'Naila and the Uprising' @AU_SOC 7 pm followed by a discussion with @smbabaa https://t.co/hrmVvxSXyM
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