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Please find below details
of an innovative and unusual new book designed to educate a wide range of
audiences about copyright and fair use from Duke’s “Center for the
Study of the Public Domain.” This from Jamie Boyle, one of its
authors: “It is aimed specifically at misconceptions about
clearances in documentary film making, but it tries to use that as a way
to elucidate fair use doctrine more generally.
One of our main goals in doing this is to produce a high quality
educational resource that people can use in classes from high school to grad
school, from film school, to social studies to library school.” Many
of you will have seen Jamie discuss libraries, fair use, and the copyright law
at conferences, or read his writings, and those of you who attended the 2003 Spring
The press release and URLs are below.
Hard copies are on sale at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0974155314/
Educational orders for over 50 can be purchased directly from Duke at a subsidized price.
“Will a spiky-haired, camera-toting super-heroine... restore decency and common sense to the world of creative endeavor?” -Paul Bonner, The Herald-Sun
“Bound By Law lays out a sparkling, witty, moving and informative story about how the eroded public domain has made documentary filmmaking into a minefield.” -Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net