Demonstrating the Mouse’s Absurd Copyright Practices by Using the Mouse’s Work

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Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University demonstrates principles of fair use to give an overview of U.S. copyright principles in A Fair(y) Use Tale -- a 10-minute video in five acts. Using clips from dozens of Disney films, Faden gives the historical perspective and underlying principles for copyright law in the United States. This is a great conversation starter for discussions about changing copyright -- not only for its content, but also for its use of media from the very corporate interest that has had a big hand in the ongoing march towards indefinite copy rights. Wired Magazine's blog also has a commentary on the video.

Found via Walt Crawford's Walt At Random posting. Walt, by the way, is seeking employment opportunities starting later this year.

The text was modified to update a link from to on January 20th, 2011.