The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School (part of the Law, Science and Technology Program) has posted a humorous and informative video by Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University about the Fair Use of Copyright for education. The film called “A Fair(y) Use Tale” uses clips from almost every Walt Disney film ever made to convey the meaning of copyright law, public domain and how fair use exceptions for education can inspire creative presentations. The idea is to encourage creativity, while at the same time get people talking about how Disney and other companies have effectively lobbied to extend copyright from the original 14 years it once lasted, to the now 100 years for corporate copyrights and how that affects new uses of old media.
With the end of final exams and the start of the Christmas holiday, take the time to enjoy the film. BLS Library Blog looks forward to sharing more postings in the coming New Year.