Fair Use Education

The battle to define fair use for lay purposes continues.  Back in April, YouTube posted a “Copyright School” video, explaining the limits of fair use in YT terms and making attendance at “Copyright School” mandatory if YT receives a takedown notice in connection with a user’s video.  Completion of “Copyright School” removes a strike from the user’s account and delays the possibility of the account being suspended for copyright violations.  Read the YT policy here; go to “Copyright School” here; the Copyright School video is below.

Public Knowledge took exception with YT’s characterization of the fair use doctrine and sponsored a contest to identify the best *better* video describing fair use in layperson’s terms.

The winner of the PK contest was announced yesterday.  The PK announcement is here. The PK alternative Copyright School video — “Fair Use School” —  is below.

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  1. This is an excellent piece of work. An excellent companion piece to the Disney “Fair(y) Use Tale.” Great on both fair use and the DMCA take down counter notices.

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