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Picasso, Africa and Fair Use: How Art History Expands Its Vision

A leading art historian employed fair use to release a pathbreaking work showing Picasso's roots in colonialist views of Africans.

Fair Use to the Rescue for Online Teaching in the Age of COVID-19

The latest CMSI blog post gives you lots of resources to help you use copyright responsibly in online teaching.

What Creative Artists Should Know About the Future of Intellectual Property — And Why It Matters

Aram Sinnreich provides a timely analysis of how copyrights, patents, and trademarks have political, economic, and cultural implications.

True/False 2020: Reality, Fiction, Foresight

The annual parade, "March March," at True False Film Festival. On the verge of the Great Shutdown, this year’s True/False Film Festival fought off COVID-19 with gallon jugs of hand sanitizer,...

Tools of the Trade: Documentary Makers Talk Gear

This article was originally published on IDA’s website, www.documentary.org For as long as stories have called upon documentary filmmakers to tell them, makers have used—and evolved—technology...

New Research Examines Crowd-Sourced Story Banks for Progressive Advocacy

Our research tells a tale not so much of Silicon Valley innovation, but rather of Beltway ingenuity.

Ethics and Documentary Film: When Is Sponsorship Conflict of Interest?

Every documentary has to get paid for somehow. When does sponsorship put the documentary’s claim to be independent, accurate truth-telling at risk? A new investigative piece by Tim Schwab at the...

CMSI 2019 Year in Review

Read about CMSI's 2019 highlights and find links to our recent work.

Edgy Interactive at IDFA’s DocLab 2019

IDFA DocLab, led by Caspar Sonnen, is one of the premier sites worldwide to view experiment in audio-visual interactive art.

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