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Fair Use in Film and Television

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2010
  • 7:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • San Francisco C.L.A. Office


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With attorney Douglas Robbins

At the beginning of every DVD the FBI shouts: copying this movie is a federal crime!  But this is not necessarily so.  Copying, emulating, criticizing, and commenting on original copyrighted works is absolutely crucial to the healthy flourishing of the arts and sciences; and that is why we have the legal doctrine of FAIR USE.  This workshop is for the documentarian, the journalist, the video blogger, the filmmaker, and the media artist who uses and exploits other people’s copyrighted work. Through video examples, we will learn how to distinguish fair use from illegal copying and save yourself tens of thousands of dollars in licensing fees and avoid painful lawsuits.



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