I agree with Jen... I've been debating this all evening over the phone
with my bf in New York... man our long distance bill is gonna suck...


--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jen Simmons <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Jan 18, 2006, at 6:47 PM, nikadigital wrote:
> > it doesn't matter
> >  if you are making money or doing this for charity. you must secure
> >  clearance.
> This just isn't true. There are many times when you can use material  
> that is owned by others without their permission. I can do a story  
> about Home Depot, for example, use their logo, film in front of their  
> store and talk all about them without their permission. Maybe I'm  
> uncovering bad practices, and of course they might want to stop me,
> they can't. I can create a piece about Bush, using footage of Bush,  
> without his permission -- I can even take that footage from CNN, right  
> off the tv, without CNN's permission (I did this...  
> http://www.bushforpeace.us and distributed the piece all over).
> It's called FAIR USE, and there are many many times people can use  
> footage created or owned by others, images and trademarks and public  
> appearances and such.
> SO PLEASE -- let's not censor ourselves, or scare each other into not  
> doing some great work out of a misunderstanding of what we can and  
> can't do legally.
> We all have a lot more in the way of rights than people are exercising  
> in this lawsuit-fearful / pro-corporate-rights and  
> anti-people-(especially-artist)-rights climate!
> For more, read / watch about fair use:
> http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/fairuse.htm
> http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/rock/pressconf.htm
> http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/rock/backgrounddocs/ 
> bestpractices.pdf
>   - Jen
> jenSimmons
> http://www.emergingawareness.org
> http://www.inclinationsthemovie.com
> http://www.jensimmons.com

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