Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video

Recut, Reframe, Recycle: Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video” is a useful report from American University’s Center for Social Media. The study

by Center director Pat Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, co-director of the law school’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, shows that many uses of copyrighted material in today’s online videos are eligible for fair use consideration. The study points to a wide variety of practices—satire, parody, negative and positive commentary, discussion-triggers, illustration, diaries, archiving and of course, pastiche or collage (remixes and mashups)—all of which could be legal in some circumstances.

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