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Dangerous Documentaries: Reducing Risk when Telling Truth to Power

Many of the issues most important for our society to recognize and discuss are also those that powerful people or institutions don’t want made public. Non-fiction filmmakers who tell truth to...

Fair Use in the Visual Arts: Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to our most common questions about the code.

Recut, Reframe, Recycle

When college kids make mashups of Hollywood movies, are they violating the law? Not necessarily, according to the latest study (PDF) on copyright and creativity from the Center and American...

Entertainment, Storytelling & Social Change in Global Poverty

Entertainment, Storytelling & Social Change in Global Poverty An Impact Evaluation of Stand Up Planet FEBRUARY 2015 Click here  to view or download a PDF of the Executive Summary. Click...

Fair Use in Visual Arts: You Be The Judge!

Artists, publishers, scholars and curators depend upon fair use in the Visual Arts more than they realize. The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts was created by professionals...

INFOGRAPHIC: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

This infographic is freely available as a full-size PDF, an embeddable JPG for blogs and website, and a print-ready 8.5” x 11” PDF to print and hand out at...

Field Report: Land of Opportunity

Field Report: Land of Opportunity February 2015 Report by: The Center for Media & Social Impact Contributors: Stephanie Brown Luisa Dantas Josh Freund Ada McMahon Andrea Olson Laine...

“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...

Fair Use in Online Video Discussion Clips

For each video, consider the following questions: Why is this video fair use? What specific categories of fair use does the video employ? What arguments can you make for why this video is fair...

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