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Free publication offers video creators advice on fair use

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 10 Jul 2008 10:51 User comments (8)

Free publication offers video creators advice on fair use The Center for Social Media, a group connected with the School of Communication at American University, focuses on the use of multimedia to affect public awareness and social change. They've published a new guide on fair use intended to help creators, content owners, and service providers understand the generally accepted standards for fair use in documentary video.
Their guide isn't a comprehensive guide to the limits of fair use, something that can really only be determined on a case-by-case basis in a courtroom. Instead it combines commentary from a panel of legal scholars with the standard practices established by professional film makers. It offers general guidance on the legal issues that go into a decision on whether particular cases may or may not qualify as fair use.

Whether you're a future professional film maker or just like to make your own videos for Center for Social Media it's an interesting and informative document worth taking a look at. You can get your own copy or read it online for free from the Center for Social Media's website.

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8 user comments

110.7.2008 12:59

It dose not matter CP trolls will lynch you for anything.

210.7.2008 14:19

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
It dose not matter CP trolls will lynch you for anything.

Sorry zippy, but i don't get what you are saying..what does that have to do with the article, or am I just slow?? lol.

311.7.2008 20:34
1bonehead
Inactive

Will AP accept these rules as well as Viacom ?

411.7.2008 20:55

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
It dose not matter CP trolls will lynch you for anything.

Sorry zippy, but i don't get what you are saying..what does that have to do with the article, or am I just slow?? lol.

Is cool man zippyisim needz decodingz :P


Without a clear definition of what "fair use" is media companies can easily claim foul and have users baned or block from websites, this happened to me on youtube with something that was not even licensed in the US, what I am getting out the CP trolls and mobs will contunie to easily have people baned from site until there is a somewhat precise legal mechanism that protects the right to free speech over the right of CP nazis to put 3 minute clips because they don't like free advertising or questioning what is being shown.

511.7.2008 22:01
1bonehead
Inactive

Free advice is usually worth what you paid for it, ......Nothing !!!!!


The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

611.7.2008 22:23

Originally posted by 1bonehead:
Free advice is usually worth what you paid for it, ......Nothing !!!!!
same can be said for anything free :P

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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Check out my crappy creations
http://zippydsmlee.deviantart.com/

711.7.2008 22:31
1bonehead
Inactive

But the 25 cent quarter I find on the street is free and worth 25 cents :P


The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

812.7.2008 3:41

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LOL !


"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


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