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The Right to Decrypt Media Needs to Be More User-Friendly

A new study shows that media creators struggle to understand and use important copyright exceptions critical to their work.

Documentaries in a Dark Time: IDFA at 30

The 30th edition of the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) was nonstop information overload, in a good way.

Interactive Art at IDFA: Big Questions, Some Answers

IDFA DocLab, wound up another extraordinary event in mid-November, at the International Documentary Festival at Amsterdam.

Fair Use Question of the Month

Dear CSMI, I am an engineering instructor at a community college working with other teachers across the country to collaborate on an open, online introductory course for students in our field. In...

New Research: Augmented Reality and the Future of Cities

Unconventional Grant from Knight Foundation and Niantic, Inc.

Double Exposure: Filmmakers Tell Truth to Power

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival (DX), highlights investigative documentaries. CMSI's report inspired some of the activities.

Fair Use Question of The Month: Poetry Remix

Dear CMSI, I’m an active member of a slam poet association and I sometimes take the verse of past poets to create something new and fresh that feels more current or more me. It feels fresh to me,...

New Fair Project Launched, for Preservation of Software

CMSI & The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) join together to create a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation.

Online News Association 2017: Is AI an Opportunity or a Monster? Yes

At ONA2017, the annual gathering of cutting-edge journalists, the front-and-center news was AI, artificial intelligence. The smart word on AI was simply, This.Changes.Everything. Not necessarily for...

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