Media Arts

Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use
2005, 8 pages

The New Deal: How Digital Platforms Change Negotiations between Public Media and Independent Producers
2006, 16 pages

Center for Social Media, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016-8080, 202-885-3107, socialmedia@american.edu

This pair of publications by the Center for Social Media addresses two pressing issues for both producers and broadcasters of public media: copyright in a changing legal environment, and agreements between producers and broadcasters about digital distribution. Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use provides guidelines for documentarians using copyrighted materials in their work. The New Deal examines emergent compensation standards for digital distribution.