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Empowering the Human Voice: Kunal Gupta on Media That Matters

As 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. 

Kunal Gupta of Baycastles and The Silent Barn will be speaking at Media That Matters 2014 on the panel Digital Games: Using persuasive play for social impact. Here is his story. Read more...

Why Fair Use Is More Dependable Than You Think

Peter JasziLast week, Peter Jaszi--the nation's leading expert on the copyright doctrine of fair use--was asked to testify before Congress on fair use and whether it needed reform. His short explanation, reproduced here for everyone who didn't make it to the hearing room, shows why fair use is both flexible and reliable, given the last two decades of court decisions: Read more...

ROAMING WILD at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Roaming WildRest assured that if you make a film there is a festival that is an excellent fit. As co-producer of "Roaming Wild," I had the privilege of being part of the team that hosted the world premiere at the Santa Babrara International Festival (SBIFF). Just one week after Sundance, a whole new crowd migrates to the ocean breezes of southern California with reinvigorated excitement for all things film. Read more...

Comics, Diversity and Representation: Greg Pak on Media That Matters

Greg PakAs 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. 

Filmmaker and comic book writer Greg Pak 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...

Fair Use Question of the Month: Hip Hop Tribute

Image by garryknight/FlickrDear CMSI,

Can you settle an argument? I work at a local blogging site, and a local hip hop artist just died. We covered the story using a short clips (less than 30 seconds!) of his best-known song, and we wanted also to use a clip from national network news from when he had a fight with another hip hop artist. Read more...