Wireside Chat

On Febuary 25th the Open Video Alliance will be hosting a wireside chat with Creative Commons founding board member Lawrence Lessig to discuss copyright, fair use, and online video. While the talk itself will be taking place at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, it will also be broadcast live online.

Art Activists & Inquire, two student organizations on campus at Columbia College Chicago, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a screening of this Open Video Alliance event on campus. It will be held in a room TBA on Thursday, Feb 25 from 4:45 to 6:30 pm. There will be opportunities for audience to participate in the event by submitting questions about copyright, fair use and online video to Lessig.

For those unfamiliar…

According to the Open Video Alliance:

…”Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, and is essential for commentary, criticism, news reporting, remix, research, teaching and scholarship with video.”

The Open Video Alliance also believes that “as a medium, online video will be most powerful when it is fluid, like a conversation. Like the rest of the internet, online video must be designed to encourage participation, not just passive consumption.”

If you would like to explore copyright, fair use, online video, and free culture in this special screening, attend the Wireside Chat on campus on Feb 25th.

This event is free and open to the public.


About abi nighthill

Abi has a BA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago.
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