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SCMS Best Practice Statements on Fair Use, which include:

  • Thompson, Kristin, Report of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Society For Cinema Studies, "Fair Usage Publication of Film Stills" (1993)
  • The Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Statement of Best Practices for Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators (Cinema Journal 47:2 (Winter 2008): 155-164)
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies Statement of Fair Use
  • Best Practices for Media Studies Publishing (Cinema Journal 49:4 (Summer 2010):179-185)

Center for Media and Social Impact Resources and Teaching Tools on Fair Use

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

Legislation and Fair Use

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) (USA) and PL 105-305

Exemptions to the DMCA

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Eighth Triennial Proceeding to Determine Exemptions to the Prohibition on Circumvention, United States Copyright Office (2020)

Seventh Triennial Proceeding to Determine Exemptions to the Prohibition on Circumvention, United States Copyright Office (2018)

Ohio State University Guide to Copyright and 1201 Exemptions of DMCA Act.

Copyright Law including Copyright (Teach) Act (1976). (USA)

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1988). (‘CDPA’) (UK)

Copyright Act (1985) (Canada)

Copyright Modernization Act (2012) (‘CMA’) (Canada)

Summaries of Fair Use Cases (Stanford Library)

US Copyright.Gov Fair Use Cases Search Function

Peter Jaszi, Professor Emeritus, Washington College of Law, American University, “Deep Dive: Legal Backgrounder on the Best Practices in Fair Use and Their Validity” (2019, CMSI)

Professional Resources

Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research, March 2020

Teaching Media

Teaching Media Facebook Group

The Audiovisual Lexicon (University of Michigan): database on YouTube to explain key film concepts

Creative Commons

Electronic Frontier Foundation: COVID-19 and Digital Rights

Institutional Streaming Services

Kanopy

Swank

Box of Broadcasts (UK)

Criterion Pictures (Canada)

Audio Ciné Films Inc. (Canada)

Cloud Based Storage and Video Content Management Platforms

MediaAmp

Panopto

Kaltura

Yuja

The Screening Room (allows you to upload film clips and give collaborative critique)

Lumiere (Created by the Berkeley Language Center in 2008, this online library contains 20,425 clips drawn from 6,250 films in 64 languages)

Discord (allows for simultaneous chat)