Fair Use


Go to Stanford’s excellent fair use website, here.

Read through these cases of Fair Use and pick one that catches your eye.  Write a blog entry briefly describing the case.  Then find some more information about it and provide some links.  Next, re-link your USC/UNC video. Then, using the terms of Fair Use protocol, describe several (at least 3) pieces of media you used for the USC/UNC film.

In other words: are you vulnerable to prosecution under copyright laws?  Why or why not?

(Refer specifically to the reading for today.)

Note on hyperlinks  Make sure to artfully link sources in your blog.  Avoid linking like this: ” http://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/cases/”.  Instead, use the linking tool (3 links of chain in the toolbar) and create hypertext.  If you need some more instruction, try here.


As we watch through RIP again, pay close attention to the production quality.  Where is the camera? When is the cut? Where is the sound coming from? What kind of graphics are used? When are copyrighted materials used, and how?

As we watch, Tweet (or blog briefly) about some aspect of the production of this text.  What especially works?  What doesn’t? How is the ethos of the filmmaker impacted by the production/editing choices? Use #harmon460 and #fairuse.

For Next Time:

Regardless of your experience with audio production, I would like everyone to spend some time with the links on the resources page under ‘Audio Production’.  Take some time with the examples of literacy narratives on the DALN and think about your own experience(s) with literacy and how you might articulate it.  If you need some more information about the concept of ‘LITERACY’, check out the Daley pdf on Dropbox.  If possible, install AUDACITY and become familiar with its interface.  Watch some tutorials.  Learn how to record some audio of your own.  Most phones have a recording feature, and there are a plethora of apps for recording audio.  Here is one.  Come to class on Tuesday with some plan for recording audio.  Something like this could also come in handy.  You will also need to source some archived audio.  There are many places to find such open source audio material, the most extensive is probably ARCHIVE (dot) ORG.  Spend some time on this site and find some files that interest you.

Read Selfe’s The Movement of Air, The Breath of Meaning: Aurality and Multimodal Composing (on Db)

I’d like to suggest that your second RESPONSE be wrapped up with Cynthia Selfe’s ideas and the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives.  In other words, one option (encouraged) for your second response is to upload a literacy narrative to the DALN.

Lastly, check out the new website for Indie Grits…our local film festival…accepting submissions now!



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