Public Knowledge is hosting World’s Fair Use Day at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on January 12th.
World’s Fair Use Day (WFUD) is a free, all-day celebration of the doctrine of fair use: the legal right that allows innovators and creators to make particular uses of copyrighted materials.
The event has a great line-up of artists, policymakers, and pundits including:
- Representative Mike Doyle (PA 14th)
- Dan Walsh of ‘Garfield minus Garfield’
- Marc Hosler of Negativland
- DJ Earworm
- Mike Masnick of Techdirt
- Brett Gaylor of ‘RIP: A Remix Manifesto’
- Nina Paley of ‘Sita Sings the Blues’
- Chris Burke, a machinima artist
- Eliza Kreisinger, a mash-up artist
- Jonathan McIntosh, a mash-up artist
If you can’t make it to the free event, it will be webcast; it looks great, so we encourage you to check it out!