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Energizing Advocacy and Mobilizing the Public Sphere in Fraught Times

What is the role of documentary in the public sphere? Insights from IDA's Getting Real 2018

Save The Date: Story Movements 2019

CMSI is thrilled to announce the dates for Story Movements, our convening focused on media, storytelling and social justice. March 1&2, 2019

Good News on DMCA Exemptions from the Copyright Office

Every three years, users ask the Copyright Office, in the Library of Congress, for exemptions from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s strictures on breaking encryption. Without such exemptions,...

“Hidden Levers of IP Control” at Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

(From left: Dr. Andrew Rens, Prof. Rebecca Tushnet, Dr. Aram Sinnreich, Prof. Hillary Brill, Prof. Christine Farley, Prof. Kathy Kleiman, and Dr. Patricia Aufderheide, who moderated the...

How a Strategic Alliance Helped Save the Internet: The Digital Future Coalition

At the September 2018 Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, panelists from around the world gathered to discuss the past and future of balance in copyright. One historic...

Fair Use and the Future of Digital Culture

The latest code of best practices in fair use from the Center focuses on the future of digital culture.

Policy Briefing Note: An International Approach to Data Privacy

This is part of an ongoing research agenda geared toward understanding the increasingly central role of data in our public and civic lives.

Games to Strengthen Local Communities? New Research Examines How Cities Can Tap into Popular Games

Research by American University provides case studies and best practices for cities to leverage games like Pokémon GO to achieve local goals

Trumpeting Decency in Trump’s Town: AFI Docs Showcases Big Issues

A quick snapshot of the documentaries and discussions at AFI Docs held in Washington DC in June 2018.

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