Copyright & Commons

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Temple's Renee Hobbs developing handbook on copyright fair use

Media-literacy researchers and practioners need to follow the lead of filmmakers and establish a handbook for "fair use" of copyrighted materials, says Temple University researcher Renee Hobbs. Taking a cue from colleagues at American University, Hobbs has started the process. She spoke about it on Friday, March 30, at the Northeast Media Literacy Conference at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.

Share <i>Eyes on the Prize</i> in your community for Black History Month

DownhillBattle.org encourages the public to organize and attend screenings of the film Eyes on the Prize, the civil rights documentary series. The film has been kept from being shown because of excessive copyright laws, which, the website argues, are there to serve corporate interests rather than public ones.
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