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A Fair Use Victory

An interesting article over at CNET for those of us interested in fair use, For YouTube videos, a ‘fair use’ boost.
Copyright owners, such as NBC Universal, Warner Bros., and Viacom, were put on notice Wednesday when U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel ruled that they must not order video be removed from Web sites indiscriminately. Before […]

More Rights Issues: Rock Legends

In case you haven’t discovered it yet, Warren Cohen started up a nice blog about music docs, Docs That Rock. Since his day job is over at VH1’s Rock Docs, he is a great person to keep us informed on the music doc scene. He has hit the nail on the head as to why […]

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 […]

Fair Use for Online Video

I’m a bit late in posting about a new, very important resource. I wanted to review the document before posting. Based on the Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use, The Center for Social Media at American University has continued to help content creators identify and express what fair use means in creating […]

Ono Sues Expelled

I was on my way home from work the other day when I heard that Yoko Ono and her sons are suing the producers of the “intelligent design” film Expelled over their unlicensed use of John Lennon’s song “Imagine.” The producers are claiming a fair use exemption. Going online to find some more information about […]

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