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Thursday, 28th May 2009

New Publication: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

From the Document:

This document is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances.

This is a guide to current acceptable practices, drawing on the actual activities of creators, as discussed among other places in the study Recut, Reframe, Recycle: Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video and backed by the judgment of a national panel of experts. It also draws, by way of analogy, upon the professional judgment and experience of documentary filmmakers, whose own code of best practices has been recognized throughout the film and television businesses.

Source: Center for Social Media @ American University

+ See Also: The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

+ See Also: Fair Use in Media Literacy Education FAQ

+ See Also: Fair Use Frequently Asked Questions

+ See Also: Radio Berkman Interview with Patricia Aufderheide, Director of the Center for Social Media


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