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Copyright Basics and Fair Use for Filmmakers

Presented by Docs In Progress at Docs In Progress, Silver Spring MD

Apr 14, 2022

Copyright Basics and Fair Use for Filmmakers

Copyright Basics and Fair Use for Filmmakers

We explore the history of intellectual property including Copyright law and Fair Use.

Copyright Basics and Fair Use is the first of two workshops on copyright and licensing that you can take together, or separately. In this first class we explore the history of intellectual property and specifically copyright law, as a starting point to understand license terms, the public domain, and fair use. When do you need to get permission, and pay licensing fees? Are there exceptions to copyright protection? Learn when text, image and sound can be used free of charge in your documentary

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