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Got a Dangerous Doc? Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Can Help

 At the inaugural Investigative Film Festival: Double Exposure, reading the CMSI report Dangerous Docs, about lowering risks in telling truth to power, was instrumental in planning the symposium and film festival, associate producer Sky Sitney said. And it gave Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press an opportunity to expand its services.

Patricia Aufderheide and Bruce Brown

In a session showcasing the report, the executive director of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Bruce Brown, embraced the report’s conclusion that barriers between journalists and filmmakers should be lowered.Read more...

How a Strategic Alliance Helped Save the Internet: The Digital Futures Coalition

At a September conference at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University’s Washington College of Law (WCL), participants recalled crucial, but little known public interest activism in the 1990s. At the heart of the story was WCL’s Peter Jaszi, who coordinated the Digital Future Coalition in the 1990s and designed the strategy for the fair use and free speech movement of the current day.Read more...

Dangerous Docs Stars at #ONA15

At the Online News Association conference in September, an annual gathering of the sharpest minds in journalism today, a panel discussion of “dangerous docs”—documentaries that tell truth to power—drew an overflow crowd.

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A Decade of Fair Use Education Pays Off

September conference at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University’s Washington College of Law (WCL) featured a look back at the remarkable change over the last decade in fair use practices, as a result of a strategy led by Peter Jaszi, in which the Center has been proud to play a part.   Read more...

What a Difference Fair Use Knowledge Makes: Academic Publishing

An art historian wins a fair use victory, with the help of the College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use and a publisher that appreciates it.Read more...