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These videos do not violate copyright

Pat Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, under the auspices of the Center for Social Media and American University’s Washington College of Law, have released a report (“Recut, Reframe, Recycle”) on Fair Use that argues that much of the video remix culture does not violate copyright, and that we need a lot of leeway if we’re going to maintain a vibrant and creative culture. The report goes through the most common ways copyrighted material is used in remixes, and evaluates the application of the Fair Use exemption to each.

Plus, the site has five examples of each type.

Fair Use is a muscle we should be using as often as possible to keep it strong… [Tags: ]

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