The battle to define fair use for lay purposes continues. Â 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. Â Completion of “Copyright School” removes a strike from the user’s account and delays the possibility of the account being suspended for copyright violations.Â 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. Â The PK announcement is here. The PK alternative Copyright School video — “Fair Use School” — Â is below.