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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...

Unauthorized: The Copyright Conundrum in Participatory Video

Pat Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi Suppose you're running an online video platform, and people start uploading video that uses other people's work. How should unauthorized use of other people's work be...

Remix Culture

http://cmsimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/remix_culture-1.m4v When is it fair and legal to use other people's copyrighted work to make your own? What's the line between infringement and fair...

Fair Use Videos of the Month

Elisa Kreisinger is "a feminist video remixer making better stories about women that don't revolve around men (or babies!) through remix storytelling."  You can check out her work, including her...

Category 1: Commenting Critically on Media

Affluenza Download | Length: 1:16 In Affluenza, John de Graaf excerpted television ads in a critique of consumerism. He invoked fair use because he was engaged in media criticism. Casting...

Copyright Education, Academic Integrity Codes and Fair Use

Academic integrity codes connect students and faculty with helpful and empowering information about their fair use rights.

Demystifying Technical Protection Measures (TPMs) in the Library

Download the Code | Download this page as PDF The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries suggests at various points that librarians consider the use of...

The Good, The Bad and the Confusing: User-Generated Video Creators on Copyright

Principal Investigators: Pat Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi; Research Coordinator: Elizabeth Nolan Brown How do creators of content on the plethora of sites that accept online video understand their...

Fair Use in Media Literacy Education FAQ

Media Education Lab at Temple University Educators need to make better use of their fair use rights under copyright law. The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education helps...

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