Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Copyright and Documentary Filmmaking: the Comic Book
A tight dressed, spiky haired filmmaker turns into a tight dressed, spiky haired superhero to fight expanding copyright restrictions. The Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke University School of Law has a novel way of presenting the current difficulties documentary filmmakers are facing. The comic book, Bound by Law? by Keith Aoki, James Boyle, and Jennifer Jenkins, presents an in depth explanation of the issues involved in using copyrighted material in documentary film. It also gives suggestions about what can be done to tip the balance back to support a more creative culture.