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For the past few years, Michael Donaldson has been helping SXSW filmmakers understand their right to use copyright protected material and even person's images without permission. for films to be commercially released including partial or total remixes and mash-ups. Your rights are stronger than you might think. Learn the latest on how the courts have encouraged such creation; big studios support such films when it suits their promotional purposes, but when they change their minds, courts look at the constitution to find ways around the restrictive language of the Copyright Act to protect independent filmmakers. Donaldson has been called the "Obi-Wan Kenobi of fair use" by the American Bar Association. His workshops are highly interactive. He is ready to answer all your questions.
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