This short book is a quick explanation about copyright law through the lens of a documentary filmmaker, explaining copyright as it relates not only to filmmaking, but culture.
Because documentary filmmaking, like journalism, records the real world, rather than an entirely fictionalized stage, its creators are constantly butting up against Fair Use, as copyrighted works permeate the urban environment, as music, graphic arts, and even phrases.
This book goes into some specifics about the law, and also about copyright owners attitudes about licensing, and documentary filmmakers assertions about Fair Use. The tension between the two makes for more entertaining education.
I wrote this review because I have a printed copy, and may sell or give away this copy on the usual online sales venues that allow listings of free items.
It may also be purchased in the usual places. The Center for the Study of the PD also has a free PDF edition for reading on a computer.
Available in PDF at: https://www.thepublicdomain.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/bound-by-law-duke-edition.pdf