Center for Social Media Releases Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

Building on the tremendous success they have achieved with the Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use, the Center for Social Media today released another valuable tool for content creators -- the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

The ability to easily create and share online video presents unprecedented opportunities for self-expression, but has at the same time generated significant confusion about what is permissible versus impermissible copying. As part of the panel that helped shape this Code of Best Practices, I hope it creates a growing consensus about how to balance the rights of copyright holders and the rights of those who would use content for new, valuable, and expressive purposes.


It sounds like a promising step forward. It would be most beneficial in academic and educational media. I see it opening up a greater potential for learning, training and other forms of self development. I Know that in many specialist fields media/news and documentary footage are ultized as part of the training and the educators and developers of such footage are now able to enhance this.

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