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[New York, NY April 29, 2008] Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the recipients of its 2008 Media Arts Fellowships; the Fellowship program was founded and is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. This year, TFI awarded $715,000 to 22 innovative filmmakers and media artists. Tribeca Film Institute CEO Brian Newman along with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker [...]

Online Distribution Podcast

Listen to Brian Newman, Executive Director of Renew Media, on the Workbook Project, an online forum devoted to the issues facing the ever-changing media landscape. In this half hour podcast, Newman and director Lance Weiler discuss net neutrality, copyright, fair use and other key things to consider when deciding to put your work online.

This new handbook makes clear what working documentary filmmakers regard as some fair uses of copyrighted material in filmmaking. Fair Use is the right, in some circumstances, to quote copyrighted material without asking permission or paying for it. It is a crucial feature of copyright law and it is what keeps copyright from being censorship. [...]

Fair Use Survey

Will Fair Use Survive? Free Expression in the Age of Copyright Control Are increasingly heavy assertions of control by copyright and trademark owners smothering fair use and free expression? The product of more than a year of research by the Brennan Center for Justice’s Free Expression Policy Project, Will Fair Use Survive? paints [...]