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Pop Culture Critic Elisa Kreisinger's Fair Use Video of the Month: "African Men. Hollywood Stereotypes."

In an effort to combat stereotypes of African men in mainstream Hollywood movies, Joe Sabia created this docu-mashup for a non-profit organization called Mama Hope. The organization works with local African groups to connect them with the resources required to transform their own communities.

Librarians, Publishers, and Fair Use Game Shows

SymposiumThe Center for Intellectual Property Biennial Symposium in Baltimore early June was a hotbed of fair use discussion.

How do you teach art students about making fair and legal decisions, especially in an era in which appropriation is everywhere? Paul Dobbs and Greg Wallace from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design have an answer: JeopARTy. Read more...

Pop Culture Critic Elisa Kreisinger's Fair Use Video of the Month: "Mad Men: Set Me Free"

Sung by your favorite female characters, Mad Men: Set Me Free is a musical mash up by Marc Faletti and I. As Peggy, Joan and Betty sing the Motown hit “You Keep Me Hanging On”,  the entirely female-framed version of Mad Men becom Read more...

Journalists, Fair Use and Copyright: SPJ and Principles

At the latest ONADC meet-up, hosted by the Center for Social Media, we had the privilege of announcing that the Society for Professional Journalists, the Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, and the Center will work together on creating a set of principles on journalistic application of fair use.Read more...

Fair Use in Music Preservation

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A new, free guide to preserving precious audio recordings and related archival materials includes crucial information on how to let the copyright policy of fair use help in that process.

Commissioned for and sponsored by the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress, the guide explains:
Our audio legacy is at serious risk because of media deterioration, technological obsolescence, and, often, lack of accessibility. This legacy is remarkable in its diversity, ranging from wax cylinders of extinct Native American languages to tapes of local radio broadcasts, naturalists’ and ethnographers’ field recordings, small independent record company releases, and much more. Saving this irreplaceable treasure demands the joint effort of libraries, archives, museums, local history repositories, corporations, and individuals. But for many institutions, the question is “Where to begin?” This guide addresses that question.Read more...