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I've seen this linked in a few places now (including Making Light, and Henry Jenkins, both in comments), and it's probably been on my flist already, but in case anyone hasn't seen it yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo

"A Fair(y) Use Tale"

A carefully edited montage of clips from Disney movies that functions as a simple (and not unbiased) primer on copyright law. It's a little over 10 min. long, and it took me a bit to get used to the format, to really hear what was being said (because it's a mish-mash of voices and intonations, not to mention images) -- but I thought it was worth sticking with it. It's clever and sometimes quite funny, and it must have been such a pain in the ass to put together.

It wasn't created by a fan, in case you're wondering. It was produced by Prof. Eric Faden of Bucknell Univ., and it credits the Stanford Fair Use Project, a part of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society.

http://blog.wired.com/business/2007/05/hijacked_disney.html

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moonshayde
May. 29th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
I finally decided to click on this link. Thanks! That was very interesting and fits into the discussion over copyright that I've been following lately.
eregyrn
May. 29th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's timely. :) Though of course, the copyright/fair-use discussion is perennial in fannish circles.
chickenfried_jo
May. 29th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
Very very cool. Thanks for posting.
eregyrn
May. 29th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! (Here via friendsfriends, I take it? :)
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