[Videolib] [Fwd: [arts-lib] FW: Society for Cinema & Media Studies /

Thu, 8 Nov 2007 10:45:36 -0800 (PST)

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Subject: [arts-lib] FW: Society for Cinema & Media Studies / Statement of
Best Practices for Fair Use
From: "King, Diana L." <diking@library.ucla.edu>
Date: Thu, November 8, 2007 10:22 am
To: arts-lib@lists.uakron.edu


FYI on a new document from SCMS regarding fair use of media.

Also, since I'm current convener of the Film & Broadcast Studies
Discussion Group, I wanted to let the list know that I have moved from
UC Davis to UCLA in case you have my old e-mail stored from previous
messages (new contact info below).


Diana King
Film, Television and Theater Librarian
UCLA Arts Library
1400 Public Affairs Building
Box 951392
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1392
Telephone: 310-206-4823
Fax: 310-825-1303
Email: diking@library.ucla.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: Society for Cinema & Media Studies [mailto:office@cmstudies.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 6:53 AM
To: King, Diana L.
Subject: Society for Cinema & Media Studies / Statement of Best
Practices for Fair Use

Dear SCMS Members:

The SCMS Public Policy Committee's Subcommittee on Fair Use has
completed a "Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use in Teaching for
Film and Media Educators." The SCMS Board of Directors unanimously
approved it at its fall meeting in Philadelphia. This document will be
of value to everyone who teaches film and media courses. To view it
online, go to


or you can select it under Policies from the main menu of the SCMS

We encourage all of our members to read it, and to share it with
colleagues who may find it of use, as well as librarians,
administrators, and legal counsel at your institution who might benefit
from the insights it contains.

For your convenience, the "Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use in
Teaching for Film and Media Educators" will also appear in an upcoming
issue of Cinema Journal.

On behalf of the membership, the Board of Directors extends its thanks
to the Subcommittee on Fair Use - John Belton, Peter Decherney, and
Jason Mittell - for their superb work on this important statement.


Patrice Petro
President, Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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