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Doc U: Understanding Fair Use

The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90036

Doc U: Understanding Fair Use

What constitutes fair use of copyrighted material and how it affects you and your project

Monday, January 30, 2012
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Discussion & Audience Q&A: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wine Reception to Follow


The Cinefamily
611 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Fair Use Doctrine allows for copyrighted materials to be used without permission or payment—under certain circumstances. But what are these circumstances? How is fair use determined? What is the impact the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its exemptions on documentary filmmaking? And how does using copyrighted material under Fair Use impact documentary filmmakers?

We’ve put together a panel of experts in the field to help unravel these legal intricacies. Join Michael Donaldson, Partner, Donaldson & Callif, and author, speaker and acknowledged expert on Fair Use; Russell Hickey, Senior Claims Counsel, AXIS PRO Insurance, where he has drafted fair use endorsements, and navigated copyright infringement claims; and Mitchell Block, multi-award winning documentary producer and distributor for a discussion on fair use and how it affects your film.

The evening's on-stage conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A, and a reception on the Cinefamily's backyard Spanish patio!

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Doc U is the International Documentary Association's series of educational seminars and workshops for aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers. Taught by artists and industry experts, participants receive vital training and insight on various topics including: fundraising, distribution, licensing, marketing, and business tactics.

Special support provided by:

Los Angeles County Arts Commission HFPA AXIS PRO IMAX
Thought Equity MotionHBO Archives Indie Printing


Members and Supporters of IDA