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Monday, 8 September 2008

Fair use -- a fair(y) tale ...

Doubtless there will be among the readers of this weblog many sophisti-kats who see all the movies as soon as they're released. Even so, the IPKat makes no apology for recommending everyone interested in copyright to take a few minutes off from their lives to view this delightful little morsel. Called 'A Fair(y) Use Tale', it uses Disney images and clips from some of that company's most popular cartoon films in order to make some telling points about the legal nature of fair use doctrine -- at least in the United States -- and about corporate attitudes towards copyright protection. With the support of Lawrence Lessig and the Stanford Fair Use Project, there was only going to be one winner ...


The IPKat thanks, Louise Block, for introducing him to this film -- and also for her link to the blogsite of Nina Paley ("America's Best-Loved Unknown Cartoonist").

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this - the film is quite long (over ten minutes) but is both fun to watch and makes some interesting points. Interestingly, despite the film's views, I felt it actually made quite a good advert for Disney, showing off both the variety of their films and the quality of their animation.

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