Empowering Media That Matters


Copyright, Free Speech, and the Public’s Right to Know: How Journalists Think about Fair Use

February 2012 Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Report by: Pat Aufderheide, Co-Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law,...

Code of Best Practices for Sustainable Filmmaking

February 2009 Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Report by: Larry Engel, Filmmaker and Professor, School of Communication, American University Andrew Buchanan, Producer Produced...

PowerPoints About Fair Use

CMSI and CAA have put together a presentation quickly outlining the basics of fair use and what the Code covers. Click here to download the PowerPoint.

INFOGRAPHIC: Fair Use in Teaching About Art

The College Art Association teamed up the CMSI to simply the approach to the principles found within the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. Today we take a closer look at...

Classroom Discussion: Teaching Script About Fair Use in Writing About Art

ACCOMPANYING POWERPOINT: Illustrations: Talking Points for Fair Use in Writing About Art

Classroom Discussion: Teaching Script About Fair Use in Making Art

ACCOMPANYING POWERPOINT: Illustrations: Teaching Script for Fair Use in Art Making

Patricio Guzm

The great Chilean documentarian, Patricio Guzm. Download: guzman.pdf  

Jos de Putter: The Damned and the Sacred

The film screened at the Center for Social Media's Human Rights Film Series 2003 and again in 2005 with de Putter attending to discuss it...

Pull Focus: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor

by Claire Darby In October, we welcomed filmmaker Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, director of New Muslim Cool, to screen her film and conduct a filmmaking master class with American University students....

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