What are the kinds of filmmakers, places, people, and topics addressed in the documentaries produced by ITVS?
Several “official” and formal guidelines that attempt to define the scope of fair use for specific applications—notably for education, research, and library services—have emerged in the years...
The increasing reliance of motion picture production on the appropriation of reality has given rise to tensions that have been expressed in terms of conflicts over copyright. These tensions have...
by Pat Aufderheide
How Documentary Filmmakers Overcame their Fear of Quoting and Learned to Employ Fair Use: A Tale of Scholarship in Action appeared in the International Journal of Communication,...
If you're interested in understanding more about the rules that determines when copyrighted material falls into the public domain, check out this chart from Professor Peter Hirtle.
Testimony by Peter Jaszi explaining the legal significance of the doctrine of fair use for creators, consumers and commerce. Given at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and...
by Nick Lewis
Funded By: Rockefeller Foundation and Grantmakers In Film And Electronic Media
On Sep. 16, 2005, academics, representatives of legal clinics, documentary filmmakers, litigators, and...
A Report by Patricia Aufderheide
On May 22, 2006 at American University the Center hosted a convening, "Repurposing and Rights: A Non-Profit Summit," composed of public broadcasters, librarians,...
Click here to view or download a PDF of this report.
Co-Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University
Professor of Law,...
RT @CatyBC: Thank you, @IDAorg and @TheDocSociety, for this courage and leadership on behalf of documentary storytellers. https://t.co/2WCW
RT @TribecaFilmIns: Filmmakers! Weve compiled a few fellowships, labs, and grants for you to add to your end of 2019 to do list. Thread.
RT @paufder: The power of public memory was on display at @idfa, where 300+ #documentary films showed. Laughter, tears, and more: https://t
RT @paufder: Deep fakes, lost kids, exquisite nightmares: @DocLab showcases interactive work at the cutting edge: https://t.co/6Hco8dqHdp
RT @paufder: Is the future of media customized products for individuals, using psychographics, biometrics and AI? And if so, who will use i
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