Copyrights: Fair Use in the Film Industry

8 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2010

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Lynn McLain

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: November 7, 2008

Abstract

This paper, presented at a symposium at the University of Baltimore School of Law, begins by setting forth pertinent statutory provisions and the holdings of the leading U.S. Supreme Court regarding the defense of “fair use” under copyright law. It then presents extensive lower court case law research regarding questions of fair use by filmmakers of others’ copyrighted materials – in publicity, set design, footage, and music.

Keywords: copyright law, fair use, statutory law, case law, copyrighted materials, filmmakers, film industry, movies, cinema, Hollywood, publicity, set design, film footage, music

JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49, L82

Suggested Citation

McLain, Lynn, Copyrights: Fair Use in the Film Industry (November 7, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1679908 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1679908

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