Almost every copyright infringement dispute regarding the Internet and electronic media comes down to the tricky task of defining what is Fair Use. The Fair Use provision of US Copyright law was meant to ease the ways in which copyrighted material could be used to facilitate research. Teachers could reproduce portions of copyrighted material to [...]
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Incorporating media into classroom presentations has become much simpler today. However, for educators, the vast array of materials online often creates confusion regarding the legality of its usage. Media literacy expert Renee Hobbs’ great new book Copyright Clarity – How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning provides a complete and concise look at what is, and [...]
This fine article from Forbes.com describes the current cloud surrounding interpretations of legal doctrine of Fair Use. The Fair Use doctrine is a part of USA Copyright law that describes the conditions that have to be in place when using copyrighted material without permission from the creators. Digitization and the Internet have blown the issue [...]
A recent article in the New York Times draws into focus the many differing interpretations and perspectives surrounding copyright law’s doctrine of Fair Use.
The article describes how three separate parties, a young musician, Google’s YouTube service and the Warner Music Group became entangled over the use of the Christmas classic “Winter Wonderland”
On June 2nd, the judge in the copyright infringement case Yoko Ono brought against the creators of the film “Expelled” for their use of John Lennon’s song Imagine has ruled in favor of the filmmakers based on a the “fair use” doctrine. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein rule that “the doctrine provides that the fair [...]
Yoko Ono’s attempt to get an injunction against the film “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.” will shine a much needed light on current interpretations of the “fair use” provision of copyright law. Fair use is easily the haziest and least understood aspect of US copyright law. Yoko Ono (and EMI and Capital Records) is seeking to [...]
In a world where it has become incredibly easy to make exact copies of others work, when, if ever, does that work become your own?
This is the overriding question in a New York Times article, published on December 6th, entitled If the Copy Is an Artwork, Then What’s the Original?.
Originally written as guides to USENET usage and forum posting, 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained and A Brief Introduction to Copyright serve as great reference articles for anyone needing basic information about copyright issues. Each article contains a good description of the complex and often misleading aspect of copyright law known as “fair use”. [...]
While reading Geetesh Bajaj’s Powerpoint blog on his excellent Indezine website, I came across a Powerpoint presentation that I think would be useful to all media producers who struggle with copyright and licensing issues. The powerpoint presentation deals exclusively with copyright infringement as it pertains to photography and is the work of PACA (the Picture [...]
I’ve been listening to a fairly new podcast created by Chris Matthieu, the founder of Numly and Jonathan Bailey, writer of the blog Plagiarism Today. In their podcast, titled, the Copyright 2.0 show, they discuss many copyright and intellectual property issues that have made recent headlines. What’s more, links to all news stories they discuss are made available thro