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At SXSW 2019, Documentaries Making a Difference

SXSW, the annual mega-event in Austin, TX, has become not just a festival, not just a destination, but a spectacle in four dimensions. As cosplay characters, bizarrely groomed dogs, illuminated...

True Tales of Fair Use: Hit Documentary Films

During Fair Use/Fair Dealing week, we’re celebrating filmmakers. Ever since they developed a Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use, filmmakers have been improving the...

Plungers, Remix, and Fair Use

When does a plunger become controversial art? Fair use, the right to limited re-use of copyrighted material without permission or payment, permits not only more efficient work flows but also...

Chess, Moustaches, and Fair Use

When does copying old art become new art? Fair use, the right to limited re-use of copyrighted material without permission or payment, permits not only more efficient work flows but also innovation....

Green Fog, Fair Use and Creativity

How did Guy Maddin make Green Fog? Fair use, the right to limited re-use of copyrighted material without permission or payment, permits not only more efficient work flows but also innovation. Artists...

Artistic Innovation, “The Clock,” and Copyright

How did Christian Marclay make “The Clock”? Fair use, the right to limited re-use of copyrighted material without permission or payment, permits not only more efficient work flows but also...

Stories of Fair Use’s Surprising Power

You use fair use every day! Read some achievements of this hero of copyright policy as used by academics, filmmakers, librarians and more.

Alex Winter, “The Panama Papers”, and the Power of Transparency

At IDFA 2018, Patricia Aufderheide spoke to Alex Winter, the director of "The Panama Papers" about his journey, the film and the future.

IDFA 2018: Inclusion On and Off Screen

Patricia Aufderheide shares her impressions from the recently concluded IDFA 2018. Read about the films and trends to watch out for!

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