CSUSA Media Library: Session Details

Session Name: Imagine: A Dancing Baby and the Encyclopedia of Fair Use
MeetingType: Chapter Meeting
Date: 02/26/09
Description: Is it time to revisit the doctrine of fair use? Recent cases show that the times are changing, even while the fair use factors have stayed the same. Just in the past two years we have had several major cases that have refocused the issues at play in light of digital media and the ethos of Web 2.0. Discussion will include an examination of the Yoko Ono case, in which a documentary was permitted to play a portion of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” the Lenz v. Universal ruling that takedown notices (there, against a dancing baby video) should consider fair use, the Harry Potter fan fiction decision, the Associated Press’ claims against bloggers and street artist Shepard Fairey, and the recent ruling in ASCAP vs. AT&T that previews of ringtones are not fair use.
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Speaker(s): Dale Cendali, Hillel Parness, Wendy Seltzer
Moderator(s): Jason Mazzone
Keywords: Fair Use, Illegal Downloading, Music, Performance Rights