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Fair Use at the UFVA Conference

I just got back from the annual University Film and Video Association (UFVA) conference in New Orleans. Although the association and the conference are generally for university professors who are teaching film and video production classes, the Center for Social Media has long been active with the UFVA, as we develop resources that can help filmmakers and teachers of filmmaking. Read more...

Highlights from Jennie Livingston's Visit

On April 1, acclaimed filmmaker Jennie Livingston came to American University for a screening of her groundbreaking documentary Paris is Burning. She also showed the short fiction film Who's the Top?, which has been screened at over 100 film festivals. Livingston then took the opportunity to engage in conversation and answer questions about her films and her filmmaking process; some of the highlights of that conversation can be watched below. Read more...

Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar on Filmmaking

In March, filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar came to American University to discuss their filmmaking and editing process for their Emmy award-winning film A Lion in the House. They discussed their shooting set-up, their approach to filming verité footage and interviews, and what they believe the role of documentarians should be. Their presentation was both helpful and inspirational, as you can see in these videos clips from their visit. Read more...

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: Students Using Copyrighted Music in School Projects


Dear CSM:

I’m a high school teacher with a question about Fair Use for media literacy education. Can students use entire songs from popular artists in video or Power Point presentations if those videos or Power Point presentations are for a class project that will not be distributed outside of the school/classroom?

Thanks for your help,


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Knight Pulse Talks to Jessica Clark on the Future of Public Media

Check out Future of Public Media Director Jessica Clark's interview with Knight Pulse's Kristen Taylor about the Center's latest publication, Public Media 2.0: Dynamic, Engaged Publics. Read more...