Copyright Criminals


Film Screening with Co-Producer Kembrew McLeod (in Person)

Thursday April 30, 6 – 8 p.m., Main Library 66

This is a film about music sampling, art, and copyright law. It tells a story about how media industries regulated hip hop and how hip hop artists like Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Digital Underground resisted them.

Kembrew McLeod is a filmmaker and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa

Guide to Using Copyrighted Material in the Classroom

Panel Issues Guide to Using Copyrighted Material in the Classroom
Chronicle of Higher Education

“When professors want to incorporate clips from television shows or other popular-culture works into their lectures and are unsure about what they can legally use, some are basing their decisions on “urban folklore about copyright,” says Peter A. Jaszi, a law professor at American University.

A new guide by the university’s Center for Social Media offers free legal advice to clarify such issues—and its authors say that the “fair use” provisions of copyright law are more permissive than many professors may think.”

The Future of Internet Radio

Many of us rely on internet radio, whether a feed from a specific station, or through a service such as Pandora, to get through the day. Lately there has been legal action stirring around the issue of royalties and how they are structured/assessed against internet radio providers. If you want to follow the legalese, it is H.R. 7084 Webcaster Settlement Act.

Here are some related links:

Pandora, Webcasting appear headed for Senate victory

Net radio bill passes House (CNet)

Pandora’s blog