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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 […]

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 […]

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