The Fair Use Doctrine allows for copyrighted materials to be used without permission or payment—under certain circumstances. But what are these circumstances? How is fair use determined? What is the impact the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its exemptions on documentary filmmaking? And how does using copyrighted material under Fair Use impact documentary filmmakers?
Join us for an informative Fair Use Master Class with prominent entertainment attorney, Lisa Callif, including special film workshops to determine if fair use can be applied.
Last year, an IDA-led coalition of filmmakers achieved a historic exemption in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) that allows documentary filmmakers to "crack" digital encryption on certain types of media (including "ripping" DVDs). What does it mean to claim fair use and how do you do it? What does the DMCA prohibit you from doing, and what does it allow you to do? What are the parameters for knowing when your access and use of copyrighted content is allowable under fair use, and covered by this exemption? In this special edition of Doc U, we will explore how to make fair use responsibly, and how to safely make use of the DMCA exemption for doc filmmakers.