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Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use (PDF)

Description: 

Documentary
filmmakers have created, through their professional associations,
a clear, easy to understand statement of fair and reasonable approaches
to fair use.

Fair Use is the right, in some circumstances, to
quote copyrighted material without asking permission or paying for
it. It is a crucial feature of copyright law. In fact, it is what
keeps copyright from being censorship. You can invoke fair use when
the value to the public of what you are saying outweighs the cost
to the private owner of the copyright.

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also available at: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/fairuse.htm

Date: 
Fri, 2005-11-18 07:00
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