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Our Nixon and Fair Use

Fair use is enabling more documentaries, and filmmakers are in the lead of making fair use work for creative practice. The latest evidence is one of the films I savored at SXSW, Our Nixon, by Brian Frye and Penny Lane. 

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Media That Matters at SXSW 2013

SXSWThe assortment of documentaries at SXSW this year was wildly eclectic. SXSW was, most often, their world premiere, and also a marketplace that may put them on the road to a wider public. Standouts for me among those that strive to be media that matters, and ones that I hope do find a screen in a theater near you, in alphabetical order:

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Transmedia Takeaways from SXSW

InteractiveTransmedia-- the interaction of sound, image and text on platforms that let users interact and sometimes participate--got its own track of panels this year at SXSW, angled toward filmmakers. At the exuberant, raucous and high-decibel meeting of film, music, and geekdom, on display were tools, ideas and even finished work. Read more...

CCUMC Adopts Librarians’ Code, Retires Previous Fair Use Guidelines

The Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) has endorsed the Association of Research Libraries’ Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries.CCUMC members routinely help faculty and staff decide on how to stream video, make digital displays and exhibits, and build digital collections.Read more...