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IDFA: Follow-up on Euro Fair Use

As you might have read in my Permissions Culture in the UK post, I was bowled over by the lack of flexibility in fair dealing in the UK. Patricia Aufderheide of The Center for Social Media at American University reports from the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam that there actually has been a bit of progress:
The […]

The Center for Social Media has announced the next incarnation of the Making Your Media Matter Conference. It will be held at American University in Washington DC on February 12-13, 2009. So far, social issue documentary veterans George Stoney and Gordon Quinn are scheduled for keynotes. Who should go? “Join filmmakers, distributors, outreach specialists and […]

Permissions Culture in the UK

I just got back from Sheffield Doc/Fest and boy o boy, do I feel bad for UK filmmakers! The “clearance culture” as the folks at the Center for Social Media call it, is totally out of control. It is so bad that I at one point an Irish filmmaker told me that the UK has […]

YouTube Founder from MIPCOM

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley delivered a speech at MIPCOM aimed at alleviating distributors’ fears over online distribution. It’s mostly not very interesting, however, the rights management portion caught my attention:
Hundreds of millions of people around the world were able to engage and experience the Olympics online, many of whom never had never had the opportunity […]

As seems to be the norm rather than the exception these days over at The New York Times, they attempt to write a story on what is happening in our industry but fail to capture some of the most interesting aspects of the story, which would require actual research:
Girl Talk, whose real name is Gregg […]

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