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Set of Principles in Fair Use for Journalism

Fair Use for Journalism

Journalists have created a set of principles that allows them to stop censoring their journalistic choices, especially in emerging digital environments. This Set of Principles reduces risk of copyright infringement by clarifying professional community standards. It identifies seven situations in which journalists routinely employ fair use, and what its limitations are: Incidental capture; proof; use in cultural journalism; illustration; historical reference; to foster public discussion and advancing the story.

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Fair Use Question of the Month: Remix Assignments in the Classroom

Poetry and Fair UseIn this month's fair use question a poetry teacher asks whether a "mash-up" assignment will invite legal trouble. Read more...

Online Video Takedowns: What Happened to "Buffy vs. Edward"?

Jonathan McIntosh's Buffy vs. Edward

What can I do if my online video is challenged on YouTube?

Dear CSM:

My friend told me the guy behind Buffy v. Edward had his video pulled from YouTube based on a copyright dispute! I thought he was fair use protected. How can online video generators protect their own work?

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Fair Use in Media Literacy Education

To read the full Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy, click here

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