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Fair Use at Nashville Film Festival

On April 25, Center outreach coordinator Agnes Varnum appeared with documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt and attorney F. Casey Del Casino to share the Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use at the Nashville Film Festival. The Nashville audience included many songwriters, composers and musician. Hurt summed up his experience, "reading the Center's Untold Stories report made me realize that I wasn't alone" in dealing with copyright and Fair Use issues to make his documentary that examines masculinity in hip-hop culture. Read more...

Intellectual Property Issues for the Social-Issue Documentary Filmmaker

Cultural arts journalist Shari Kizirian provides an overview of intellectual rights issues--copyright, trademark, digital rights management--as they affect the creative work of filmmakers.