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Other People's Footage: Copyright & Fair Use

Director:
Diane E. Carson, Robert Johnson, Jr.
Producers:
Diane E. Carson, Robert Johnson, Jr.

"Other People's Footage: Copyright & Fair Use" probes the contentious issue of authors claiming fair use for a production integrating selections from other individuals’ creations without permission, or paying fees.  The film gets to the heart of this debate about intellectual property using on-camera interviews with noted documentarians, filmmakers, legal experts.  "Other People's Footage.." examines and clarifies the four criteria that must be met to validate fair use, and presents numerous examples that interrogate the arguments for and against it.  Links to resources are provided to help filmmakers and educators stay abreast of changes in the field.

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