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Webinar: Copyright Basics for Filmmakers for The Association of Moving Image Archivists

July 16, 2022

Eric Schwartz presented the webinar titled "Copyright Basics for Filmmakers" for The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), as part of their program "Online Series: Preservation for Filmmakers"

About this webinar:

This workshop will provide an overview of U.S. Copyright Law from the point of view of filmmakers of feature or documentary films interested in questions regarding the production, distribution and financing of films (or television programs). The workshop will cover topics including: ownership (work for hire/joint authorship), rights, licensing and enforcement of rights for filmmakers. It will also include a summary of fair use considerations, including for example, the use of materials incorporated into films, and the basics of licensing materials into feature or documentary films. Ample time will be set aside for Q&A from the workshop participants.


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