Asked & Answered – Fair Use explained.

Michael asks when it's OK to use “snippets” of existing films as “B-Roll” for his video projects.  My answer examines the “Fair Use” defense to copyright infringement.


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2 Responses to Asked & Answered – Fair Use explained.

  1. Great explanation, Gordon. What sort of professional equipment do you use to produce such professional presentations? Do you use an auto-cue?

    • Hi Gene,

      Yes, I use a homemade TelePrompTer and my iPad.

      The key to good video is plenty of light.

      I’m developing a training course to help lawyers use digital media more effectively in their marketing. Stay tuned!

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