Whether you like the term user-generated content or not, the fact that there are millions of folks creating short videos that reflect their own tastes, personalities and creativity is a fact. Whatever the label. The Center for Social Media and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property have announced that in follow-up to the work they did helping documentary filmmakers understand fair use, they will now take on the “participatory content environment.”

“What’s fair in online-video use of copyrighted material? The healthy growth of this new mode of expression is at risk of becoming a casualty of the efforts of copyright owners to limit wholesale redistribution of their content on sites like YouTube, and of videomakers’ own uncertainties about the law.” Read the release>>

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