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Midnight in Paris Woody Allen

Recently Sony Pictures took home a fair use win over a Faulkner quote in Woody Allen’s 2011 flick Midnight in Paris. There’s been a fair bit of chat about fair use recently, especially after Andy Baio’s unfortunate out-of-court settlement over an infringement which he possibly could have established as fair use, had he hired the army of lawyers and consultants that Sony Pictures used to spar with Faulkner, Inc. Still, Sony’s win is a small step forward in a much larger war, so let’s celebrate with a look at five court cases upholding our right to reference and remix others’ art in our own art. More »

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Gloves and Boots - YouTube Copyright ExplanationWhether you’ve had one of your videos taken down due to copyright issues, or someone else has pulled your video and uploaded it elsewhere without permission, YouTube’s copyright procedures can be a little confusing. That’s why we’ve got puppets Glove and Boots to give you the rundown about copyright rules and how YouTube handles takedown notices. Check out the video below: More »