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New Code of Best Practices Addresses Newest Twist on Copyright Confusion in Higher Education

Contact: Maggie Barrett, AU Communications, barrett at american.edu or 202-885-5951

Documentary Filmmakers Grapple with Ethics Challenges,
Yet Craft Lacks Ethics Standards

Report will be discussed at Toronto International Film Festival

Contact: Maralee Csellar, University Communications, 202-885-5952 or csellar at american dot edu

Contact: Maggie Barrett, American University Media Relations, barrett@american.edu
or 202-885-5951

American University's Center for Social Media and AU's Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, in collaboration with Stanford Law School's Fair Use Project, are launching a new video explaining how online video creators can make remixes, mashups, and other common online video genres with the knowledge that they are staying within copyright law.

Tomorrow's Public Media Will Be Bigger, Better,
And Different From Public Broadcasting

AU's Center for Social Media Releases New Report on "Public Media 2.0"

Contact: Maggie Barrett, American University Media Relations, barrett@american.edu or 202-885-5951

New Code Outlines Sustainable Filmmaking Best Practices
Document, One of the First-of-Its-Kind, Will Help Filmmakers Go Green

AU contact: Maggie Barrett, AU Media Relations, barret(at)american.edu or 202-885-5951

FFC contact: Tanya Petersen, FFC copresident,+61 43 333 5638 or tanyapetersen(at)hotmail.com

Contact: Maggie Barrett, AU Media Relations, barrett@american.edu or 202-885-5951

WASHINGTON, D.C.(January 15, 2009)—Filmmakers, nonprofit communication leaders, new media developers, foundation executives, game developers, and other media makers will share their trade secrets for making media that matters during the Center for Social Media’s Making Your Media Matter 09’ conference.

Yes, You Can Use Copyrighted Material in the Classroom:

New Code Outlines Five Principles of Fair Use for Teachers, Students

Contact: Maggie Barrett, American University Media Relations, barrett@american.edu or 202-885-5951

7, Center for Social Media, bogar@american.edu or 202-885-3642

WHAT: 2008 Making Your Media Matter Conference

SPEAKERS:

  • Julia Bacha, filmmaker, CONTROL ROOM
  • Bristol Baughan, head of documentary film, Good magazine
  • Heidi Boisvert, co-creator, "ICED!"
  • Eric Brown, co-creator, "PeaceMaker"
  • Salome Chasnoff, executive director, Beyondmedia Education
  • Giovanna Chesler, filmmaker, G6 Pictures
  • Sonya Childress, community outreach, HIP-HOP: BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES
  • Leba Haber, filmmaker and interaction designer, WHERE MY LADIES AT?

Online Video at Risk of Private Censorship
American University study finds many uses of copyrighted material could be entirely legal Consumer Electronics Show panel showcases study

Contact: Maggie Barrett, AU Media Relations, barrett@american.edu or 202-885-5950
Until Jan. 2:
Pat Aufderheide, 240-643-4805
Peter Jaszi, 240-605-1934