James Boyle, Amy Sewell, Charles Sims, Pat Aufderheide, and Hugh HansonMay 2, 2022
Fair Use and Documentary Film
A Discussion with James Boyle, Amy Sewell, Charles Sims, Pat Aufderheide, and Hugh Hanson
New Books Network 2022
In April 2006, the Institute held a symposium about copyright and intellectual property, titled Comedies of Fair Use. This panel is about documentary film, and was moderated by Duke professor law James Boyle.
It begins with Amy Sewell, whose 2005 documentary, Mad Hot Ballroom looks at the lives of New York City public school kids, as they prepare for a citywide ballroom dancing competition. Charles Sims is a copyright and first amendment expert at the law firm of Proskauer Rose.
Pat Aufderheide is co-author of Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright, and professor at American University. Hugh Hanson teaches copyright and trademark law at Fordham University School of Law.