Copyright, Fair Use, and Motion Pictures

Peter Jaszi

in The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195175967
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Copyright, Fair Use, and Motion Pictures

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This article is concerned with the copyright and fair use of motion pictures. It first looks at the copyright discipline in motion pictures, and states that most of the copyright litigation surrounding motion pictures are connected to the debates of the misuse of content or imagery from one motion picture to another. The discussion in this article then focuses on the legal implications of another set of practices that are characteristic of motion picture production, namely the “over-appropriation of the real.” It also tries to show how copyright problems arise, and how the doctrine of fair use can help solve them.

Keywords: copyright discipline; fair use; motion pictures; legal implications; over-appropriation of the real; copyright problems

Article.  10116 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Film

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