Friday, April 15, 2011

Fair Use Fridays: Kandinsky and Copyright: The Murder of American Culture - A Copyright PSA

An unintentionally terrifying Copyright PSA. Zombified children, unintentionally hilarious "fair use" mistakes - I thought it was a spoof, but... this video really shows how misunderstood the fair use doctrine is... by someone purporting to teach it.

Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VII 1913 thanks Wikimedia

The video shows children chanting that a teacher can show no more that 5 images from the artist Wassily Kandinsky in a classroom. Really weird.   Even when things are in the public domain, teachers are brainwashing children that use of the images are verboten.  And then using music samples in a way that is clearly NOT fair use...

but using the zombified kids is really Jonestown Massacre.   Pass the KoolAid.
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