Thanks to Boing Boing, I was tipped off to this provocative video. “Walking on Eggshells: Borrowing Culture in the Remix Age” raises some fascinating questions about intellectual property and artistic originality in the digital sphere. I’m posting the first of three videos and if you like what you see, I recommend watching parts 2 and 3, too.
“Fair Use” is something that the Center for Social Media at American University School of Communication has been grappling with, as documentary film producers have many questions about when it’s legal and ethical to use sound or images available online or accessible through archives. For anyone who works in public media, I suggest you check out CSM’s extensive online publications on the subject.