Fair Use

Monday, March 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Chicago Cultural Center - GAR Hall and Rotunda
77 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

The Indie Caucus, along with WTTW, WNET, PBS, POV, Independent Lens, and ITVS, will be in Chicago for the third and final stop in the National Listening Tour for Independent Films on PBS.

Hosted by
Kartemquin Films,
371 Productions,
Chicago Film Office, and
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Make your voice heard on the last stop of the PBS Listening Tour in Chicago. This is your chance to help set the priorities and share ideas around strengthening viewership, distribution, and community engagement of independent film.

It's our final chance to be heard. We need YOU to be there and to speak up. Please rsvp here: https://pbslisteningtourchicago.eventbrite.com

If you are in or around Chicago, please join this important conversation.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 5:30 pm

Free Spirit Media Facebook Page
906 S Homan Ave
Chicago, IL
Artistic Director Gordon Quinn and Artistic Fellow Maggie Bowman will be speaking via live stream about Demystifying the Fair Use Act in partnership with Free Spirit Media. See the Facebook page here for more information.

Monday, November 16, 2015 5:00 pm

Rice Media Center
6100 Main MS-549
The talk and panel will discuss the new Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts just created by and for the visual arts community – artists, museum curators, archives managers, art historians, and studio and art history teachers and scholars. The copyright doctrine of fair use, which permits use of unlicensed copyrighted material, has great utility in the visual arts. The newly created Code, produced by the College Art Association, makes it much easier to employ fair use to do visual arts scholarship, art practice, teaching, exhibitions, digital displays, and more. Panelists include Gordon Quinn, Patricia Aufderheide, Mari Carmen Ramirez, and Consuelo Gutierrez. Get more information here.

Happy Birthday, Hoop Dreams, and the fight for fair use

A federal judge's verdict today marked a great victory for filmmakers and fair use champions everywhere. The ruling that the lyrics to “Happy Birthday to You” are not protected by copyright has special resonance for Kartemquin, as the injustice of having to pay $5,000 to license the song in our 1994 film Hoop Dreams directly inspired our long and ongoing fight to secure the fair use rights of all filmmakers.



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