Best Practices in Copyright and Fair Use for User-Generated Content
|PIJIP and the American University Center for Social Media announce
the release of a new code of best practices in fair use
for creators in the burgeoning online video environment.
Collaboratively created by a team of media scholars and lawyers, these
best practices will allow users to make remixes, mashups, and other
common online genres with the knowledge that they are staying within
Until now, anyone uploading a video has run the risk of becoming inadvertently entangled in an industry skirmish, as media companies struggle to keep their programs from circulating on the internet. As online providers have begun to negotiate with media companies, a consensus has emerged that fair use should be protected. Before the code's release, there was no clear statement about what constitutes fair use in online video.
The code identifies, among other things, six kinds of unlicensed uses of copyrighted material that may be considered fair, under certain limitations. They are:
American University Documents
- Full Report - Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video
- PIJIP Press Release - Best Practices in Copyright and Fair Use for User-Generated Content Released
- Center for Social Media - Announcing the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video
- BoingBoing - How to Make Online Videos Without Getting Sued, by Corey Doctorow
- Ars Technica - New Guide Lays Out Fair Use Best Practices for Online Video, by Nate Anderson
- Public Knowledge - Fair Use Best Practices Guide for Online Vide, by Alex Curtis
- P2PNet - Fair use for online video: code
- PaidContent.org - Fair Use of Online Video in this Mashed-Up World: What's Best, What Isn't, by Rafat Ali
- AfteDawn - Free Publication Offers Video Creators Advice on Fair Use, by Rich 'vurbal' Fiscus
- VCAM Blog - Copyright Advice for Online Video
- TV Barn - Mashers and Mixers Need Not Cease Nor Desist, by Aaron Barnhart
- Listen to the podcast: Interview with two of the principals
behind the Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Online Video.
TV Barn Podcast - 7/7/2008 - Fair Use (13:00)
- Listen to the podcast: Interview with two of the principals behind the Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Online Video.
- Scripps Howard Newswire - University Releases Best Practices Code for Online Video Creators, by Cheryl Ntumy
- Chronicle of Higher Education - American U. Researchers Publish Guidelines for Fair Use in Web Videos, by Jeffery Young
- St. Louis Dispatch - New Users Guide to Fair Use and the Internet, by Tim Barker
- Broadcast and Cable - Online-Video Best-Practices Code to Debut Monday, by John Eggerton