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Debating the Limits of Copyright in the Digital Age

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 52:26

Guests: Mickey Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photography; Ned Rosenthal, Intellectual Property Attorney, Frankfurt Kurnit; Blake Reid, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law; Mitch Stoltz, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation It has never been easier to use someone else’s creative work in your own dance mix, podcast, YouTube video, magazine article, website, book or fine art print. But the law to determine what’s fair use and what’s not was added to the copyright statute 40 years ago. A lot has changed about the way we create and publish in those four decades. So, courts have begun to rely heavily on an interpretation of that fair use law known as “transformativeness.”  Julie Rose moderated a debate at BYU on this topic between experts in the field. Tune in to see who won.