The Good, The Bad and the Confusing: User-Generated Video Creators on Copyright

Principal Investigators: Pat Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi; Research Coordinator: Elizabeth Nolan Brown

How do creators of content on the plethora of sites that accept online video understand their rights and responsibilities regarding intellectual property? Addressing this question is challenging, since the pool of creators is not only diffuse but constantly changing. In this study, undergraduate and graduate college students who upload online video were asked to describe their practices and attitudes on using copyrighted material to make new work and on the value to them of their own copyright.

The report (download as a PDF here) has been featured and reported on in the following publications and blogs: