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Moving Image Contest Finalists

WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

We are happy to announce the finalists in our Arts Project Moving Image Contest. The contest asked entrants to create short films demonstrating some of the tensions between art and intellectual property law, and the intellectual property issues artists face, focusing on either music or documentary film. Many thanks to everyone who entered and everyone who helped spread the word about the contest.

Some of the files below have been reduced in size or quality to make them easier to stream and download, you can see the originals by linking to the authors’ own sites.

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An Army, One by One
by Christopher Sims

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Documentaries and You
by Aaron Rosenberg

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The Documentarian's Dilemma
by Matt Frantz

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Intellectual Property Law and Super Size Me
by Neil Williams

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Music For Our Grandchildren
by Alek and Kuba Tarkowski

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Powerful Pictures
by Daniel Love

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Stealing Home
by Terry Tucker and Andrew Fazekas

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Tell Us What You Think

Our three distinguished judges are selecting winners from among these finalists. The prizes will be distributed to the judges’ top choices, but we are interested in your views too. Pick your favorite entry here! When we announce the winners, we will also announce the top popular picks. If the number one popular pick is not among the judges' winning entries, then we will award a $100 Amazon.com gift certificate to that entry.

Short Movies from Framed! Conference

For background on the issues treated by the contest, you may wish to view the short clips below.

A view from artists

HegedusTo Clear or not to Clear  (MPEG version)
Filmmaker Chris Hegedus discusses how rights clearance practices have changed since the making of "Don't Look Back"


BagwellDisappearing History?  (MPEG version)
Filmmaker Orlando Bagwell talks about making “Citizen King” and why “Eyes on the Prize” is no longer in circulation


KelleyGreat Composers Steal   (MPEG version)
Composer Anthony Kelley visits classical and jazz traditions and explains why you can find a doppelganger for almost any tune



Some legal perspectives*

boyle and slossDocumentary Filmmaking   (MPEG version)
Legal experts James Boyle and John Sloss discuss the legal and practical realities facing documentary filmmakers, including copyright law and errors and omissions insurance


broussardMusic Sampling   (MPEG version)
Music lawyer Whitney Broussard describes how law can change the kind of music that gets made, and how clearance processes can make the whole artistic community poorer


*please note that these are only excerpts from a panel discussion at a conference and not legal advice.
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