As Jennifer Jenkins of Duke Law’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain says in the release below, you can help choose among the finalists in their Moving Image Contest.
The Movies are fun and deal with Intellectual Property issues for music makers and documentary film makers. That is not a self-contradicting statement.
So Watch. Enjoy. Vote.
If you have a moment, please go to:
where you can see (and vote for) the finalists in the Duke Center for the
Study of the Public Domain moving image competition. The competition was an international one for the best 2 minute video or animation about the ways that intellectual property affects art– specifically documentary film or music. The videos range from the account of a documentarian trying to cover army recruiters in the North Carolina Piedmont, to a Polish animator’s science fiction vision of music’s apocalyptic future, from a college student’s efforts to make a Public Service Announcement about the Civil Rights movement, to a dissection of the law behind “Super Size Me.” You can vote for your favorite entry at the site. The winners — both Judges’ Selections and “the People’s Choice” — will be announced on January 15th. The competition is part of the Arts Project, which is supported by a generous grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.