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Fair Use in Documentary Filmmaking Pt. 2 [SE22]

Fair Use in Documentary Filmmaking Pt. 2 [SE22]

We continue our discussion about fair use, particularly as it relates to documentaries. You will be surprised by what you learn in this episode. Show regular Yolanda Cochran (who also is a co-producer for the "Breaking the Glass" short film docu-series), showed a lawyer friend our trailer for the series to get his take on our use of movie and television clips. His answer prompted me to do investigative reporting on the topic of fair use. My search leads me to Pat Aufderheide, a research fellow and founder for the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University in Washington, D.C. She and legal scholar Peter Jaszi lead the charge to create the Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use, a simple to read, yet comprehensive report that sets standards for documentary filmmakers to follow in order to stay within the law when employing copyrighted material under Fair Use. In this episode we discuss What part of copyright law does fair use fall under What are t