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WIFT US event: Fair-Use workshop

  • 21 Oct 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom

Filmmakers! How do you avoid Fair Use problems? Learn how from our experts on Fair Use Panel discussion.

About the Panelists:
Rebecca Morris is VP General Counsel for Oregon Public Broadcasting, where she supervises the small but mighty team that manages all aspects of OPB’s legal work. Born and raised on the west coast, Rebecca quit a perfectly good job in her early 30s and moved to New York City to become an entertainment lawyer. Prior to joining OPB, she was Assistant General Counsel at WNET, New York’s flagship public television station. Working in public media is her dream job. She has nearly two decades of experience advising content producers and negotiating a wide variety of rights licenses and distribution agreements for local and national TV productions, radio programming, podcasts, and online content. Rebecca and her husband stay busy raising three kids and two terriers in Northeast Portland. In
her spare time, she advocates for racial and educational equity in the local school system.

Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. She founded the School's Center for Media & Social Impact, where she continues as Senior Research Fellow. She is also affiliate faculty in the School of International Service and the History department at American University, and a member of the Film and Media Arts division in the School of Communication. Her books include Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright (University of Chicago), with Peter Jaszi; Documentary: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford), The Daily Planet (University of Minnesota Press), and Communications Policy in the Public Interest (Guilford Press). She has been a Fulbright Research Fellow twice, in Brazil (1994-5) and Australia (2017). She is also a John Simon Guggenheim fellow (1994) and has served as a juror at the Sundance Film Festival among others. Aufderheide has received numerous journalism and scholarly awards, including the George Stoney award for service to documentary from the University Film and Video Association in 2015, the International Communication Association's 2010 for Communication Research as an Agent of Change Award, Woman of Vision award from Women in Film and Video (DC) in 2010, a career achievement award in 2008 from the International Digital Media and Arts Association and the Scholarship and Preservation Award in 2006 from the International Documentary Association.

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