War on Water
Marymount Manhattan College students Billy Shields and Stuart Kiczek re-purpose old copyright black-and-white footage to illustrate a more modern point about how consumers can cut down on expenses by filtering their own tap water at home instead of purchasing bottled water. They use only enough of the third party images as necessary in order to give the rest of the footage the feel of a much older film.
Professor Giovanna Chesler assigned the students the task of creating a short activist video with a creative, innovative tone as part of an Intermediate Video course at Marymount Manhattan. The student filmmakers used our Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video to assist in their decision making.
When is it fair and legal to use other people's copyrighted work to make your own? What's the line...
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Los Angeles New Service v. KCAL-TV, 1999 & Los Angeles New Service v. Reuters Television...