IDA's Doc U: Understanding Fair Use

The Fair Use Doctrine allows for copyrighted materials to be used without permission or payment – under certain circumstances.  But what are these circumstances?  How is fair use determined?  What is the impact of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its recent exemptions on documentary filmmaking?  And how does using copyrighted material under Fair Use impact documentary filmmakers?The International Documentary Association has put together a panel of experts in the field to help unravel these legal intricacies. Join moderator Eddie Schmidt, Academy Award(R) nominated documentary producer, and IDA’s president; Michael Donaldson, Partner, Donaldson & Callif, and author, speaker and acknowledged expert on Fair Use; Russell Hickey, Senior Claims Counsel, AXIS PRO Insurance, where he has drafted fair use endorsements, and navigated copyright infringement claims, and Mitchell Block, multi-award winning documentary producer and distributor. Join us for a reception on Cinefamily’s backyard patio after the panel!

NOTE: we are unfortunately not able to offer Cinefamily members discounted admission to this event.