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Fair Use Muscle-Flexing in Academia, over Kids' Fashion Ads

Colleague Chris Boulton, a student of the moral implications of popular culture, is also a warrior for the copyright rights of new creators. Read more...

Online Video Fair Use Code, soon on YouTube!

When my colleagues and I shaped the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video, we knew it was a solid and reliable document, and also a useful one. Legal superstars such as my co-coordinator Peter Jaszi, and committee members Michael Donaldson, Anthony Falzone, Michael Madison, Pamela Samuelson, Rebecca Tushnet and Jennifer Urban, had worked on it. Read more...

Political Remixers and Fair Use Best Practices

I just had an invigorating talk with amazing New York remix artist Jonathan McIntosh, who is rapidly circulating the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video to fellow artists. (He was in Chicago working with high school kids at Mindy Faber’s Fair Use Remix Institute, who were the first–ever group to put the Code to use. Read more...

Recut at the NCMR

I had the great pleasure of presenting at the National Conference for Media Reform this past weekend, on a panel called "Copyright Wars: Will Filtering Censor Free Speech and Kill Net Neutrality?" Joining me on this panel were Alex Curtis of Public Knowledge, Robert Millis of Hudson Street Media, and Elizabeth Stark of the MIT Free Culture Group.Read more...

Major Victory for Fair Use!

In a recent ruling, judge Sidney Stein stated that the filmmakers of Expelled, a film supporting intelligent design, were likely to win a Fair Use claim if Yoko Ono persued her suit against them. The filmmakers used a 15 second clip of John Lennon's song "Imagine" to make a statement on religion in our culture--read the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog entry on the subject: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/06/02/yoko-onos-injunction-request-denied-...
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