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Outraged Librarians and Fair Use

At the New York Metro Library Council’s Digital Dilemmas conference, librarians (mostly from higher ed) gathered to puzzle out how to meet the needs of scholars who increasingly are everywhere but the library—even online. Read more...

AP Partners with Media Non Profits

As noted in our white paper Public Media 2.0: Dynamic Engaged Publics, the rise of web 2.0 interactivity brings dramatic developments to the field of media. If media outlets don't begin to use more participatory models, they run the risk of extinction. The same is true for not only public media but traditional media outlets as well. In order to address the decline in high quality journalism, the Associate Press has partnered with media non profits to extend its breadth of investigative reporting. Read more...

CSM at the Remix/Mashup 2009 Conference

I had the great pleasure to sit on the opening panel at the Remix/Mashup Conference that was hosted by the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University. Read more...

Media Literacy Video Case Studies

The Media Spot, in collaboration with Media Education Lab and us at the Center, have created three case study videos. The features address issues within the realm of Fair Use in media literacy education. The first video deals with an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York and its work with digital production. The second video looks at a virtual zoo project created by Upper Marion High School and the Fair Use implications involved there. Read more...

Doc Filmmakers: Rescue Fair Use from the DMCA

We're looking for your story--by January 30. Have you ever found yourself unable to make the documentary work you wanted to make, because you could not access the copyrighted material you needed? That happens to lots of people who could quote copyrighted material—perhaps a clip from a Hollywood film, perhaps a snatch of music—that is locked up in an encrypted DVD. As you know, breaking code on a DVD violates the law—even when you are trying to access content you have a legal right to!Read more...