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Assessing the Social Impact of Issues-Focused Documentaries: Research Methods & Future Considerations

October 2014 Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Report by: Caty Borum Chattoo, Creative Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University Angelica Das, Associate...

INFOGRAPHIC: Can I Employ Fair Use In My Documentary?

Data comes from a 2014 survey of 489 documentary filmmakers by Patricia Aufderheide and Aram Sinnreich. Read more about the study here.

Documentarians, Fair Use, and Best Practices

Report by: Pat Aufderheide, Co-Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, School of Communication, American University Aram Sinnreich, Assistant professor, School of Communication and...

Examples of Successful Fair Use in Documentary Film

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....

A Lion in the House: A Content-Centered Outreach Strategy for Public Broadcasting

A Lion in the House: A Content-Centered Outreach Strategy for Public Broadcasting By Barbara Abrash Download the Lion Case Study here. Download the Lion Maps here. A Lion in the House is a...

Copyright, Permissions, and Fair Use in the Visual Arts Communities: An Issues Report

Issues Report Infographic Latest News in Fair Use

Fair Use Frequently Asked Questions

This section answers initial and general questions on fair use.

Success of the Statement of Best Practices

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...

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...

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