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The Whole Thing: Big Fair Use Win for Journalists in Swatch Case

Scales of JusticeJournalists won big in a court case settled Jan. 27, affirming journalists’ fair use right to repurpose 100% of unauthorized copyrighted content, in some cases, because it serves the public good. Read more...

Visual Arts Professionals and Fair Use: Self-censorship and the Missing Future

CAA logoThe visual arts communities of practice—artists, scholars, teachers, museum professionals, and more—share a common problem: confusion and misunderstanding of the nature of copyright law and the availability of fair use, according to a report by American University and issued b Read more...

Combining Art and Technology: Daniel Burwen on Media That Matters

Daniel BurwenAs we count down the days until Media That Matters 2014, check the CMSI blog to learn more about our #MTMDC panelists and why they engage with media that matters. 

Daniel Burwen, Creative Director at Cognito Comics, will be speaking at Media That Matters 2014 on the panel Image Matters: Graphic Ways to Visualize policy, history, news and more. Here is his story.  Read more...

Class Dismissed: Engaging Dropouts and Communities on Public Media

American GraduateWhen the Corporation for Public Broadcasting threw down the American Graduate challenge, Catherine Stifter and friends in California’s Central Valley took it on, and learned 5 key lessons in how to produce engaging public media. Read more...

Media Impact Thread at Sundance 2014

2014SundanceThis year's 2014 Sundance Film Festival had a noticeable theme of media impact from New Frontier to "The Power for Story" to "At the Lodge." The festival programmers seem to be recognizing what media makers have known for a long time--audiences are talking back and asking hard questions. This year's festival created a number of spaces for that conversation, most directly through a discussion at New Frontier led by Wendy Levy, director of New Arts Axis and 2013 Media That Matters keynote speaker. Read more...