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"Let's Go Crazy" lawsuit results in Fair Use victory

In the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video,a team of legal experts and media scholars judged the incidental use of copyrighted material to be an eligible form of Fair Use. It seems that the courts agree. Read more...

A New Look for the Website

You might have noticed that our website is looking a little bit different these days. In the next few months, we will be conducting a major re-evaluation and re-design of the website, but in the meantime, we'll be making some small tweaks to the current layout and design. Please forgive the small shifts and changes, and we hope you'll share with us your thoughts (in the comment section below) about how we can make the new site even more innovative, exciting and interesting!

Fair Use Muscle-Flexing in Academia, over Kids' Fashion Ads

Colleague Chris Boulton, a student of the moral implications of popular culture, is also a warrior for the copyright rights of new creators. Read more...

Snag Films Creates Broader Audience for Documentaries

Documentary filmmaking has never been for the faint of heart. After a struggle to find funding to get your film made, countless hours of research and filming, and the painstaking process of editing your film to say exactly what you want, you still have yet to guarantee that anyone will ever see it. And with fewer documentary films successfully finding theatrical release, finding an audience for your film has never been tougher.Read more...

Pubcasters and community engagement

Whether you’re in public broadcasting or not, it’s worth it to take a look at the just-posted remarks of National Center for Outreach director Maria Alvarez Stroud on trends in community engagement (made at the Public Radio Development and Mar Read more...