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Fair Use in Media Literacy Education

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Fair Use and Academics

Inside Higher Ed logoConversation is building in higher education about academic rights to fair use. In Inside Higher Ed, the leading online news source for U.S. higher education, I discussed prevalent "Myths about Fair Use". Read more...

DMCA Exemptions

Guest Post by Jan Boyles

It’s time to protect the hard-won fair use rights that artists, professors, librarians and online video makers won three years ago at the Copyright Office. The Library of Congress has issued a Notice of Inquiry calling for written comments by December 1. Read more...

Reclaiming Fair Use: The Book

Reclaiming Fair Use Book Cover

Our fair use book is finally out! For years, Peter Jaszi and I have been working on a book that synthesizes our experience with fair use, which many people in the Center for Social Media network contributed to, by helping us learn how communities of practice use and improve their use of this valuable right. Thank you!Read more...

Communication Scholars, Putting Copyright/Fair Use Knowledge into Practice

ICA logoAt the International Communication Association meeting in Boston late May,  the theme was Communication @ the Center, arguing that communication scholarship has a central role in the issues of the day.  I moderated a lively panel discussion of how communication scholars have intervened in a major policy issue: copyright. Read more...