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Fair Use, Free Speech & IP

Why Fair Use Is More Dependable Than You Think

Peter Jaszi Last week, Peter Jaszi--the nation's leading expert on the copyright doctrine of fair use--was asked to testify before Congress on fair use and whether it needed reform. His short...

The Whole Thing: Big Fair Use Win for Journalists in Swatch Case

Journalists won big in a court case settled Jan. 27, affirming journalists’ fair use right to repurpose 100% of unauthorized copyrighted content, in some cases, because it serves the public good....

Visual Arts Professionals and Fair Use: Self-censorship and the Missing Future

The visual arts communities of practice—artists, scholars, teachers, museum professionals, and more—share a common problem: confusion and misunderstanding of the nature of copyright law and the...

Power to the People: Five Reasons Fair Use Best Practices Are Changing the World

By Center Director Patricia Aufderheide; Brandon Butler, Practitioner-in-Residence at the Glushko Samuelson IP Clinic, American University Washington College of Law; and Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law...

Create for Pivot with Fair Use

When Participant Productions launched Pivot (http://www.pivot.tv/), its partly-crowdsourced TV channel, it turned to the Center for Media and Social Impact to create its guide to good copyright...

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