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Has the Video Essay Arrived?

posted March 15, 2017

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Publications in both film criticism and academic film studies have historically been in writing, but as affordable lightweight cameras and digital film-editing tools increasingly have put video production into the hands of anyone, that has been changing.

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How to Tweak Copyright Law?

posted February 24, 2017

A kookaburra sitting in a tree, but not a gum tree. 
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Australian copyright law produces some curious outcomes. A national report says it also forces up the cost of access to information and cultural products, hobbles artistic creation and educational innovation, and hinders transition to a knowledge-based economy. It recommends adjustments, but lawmakers are under copyright-industry pressure to maintain a grudging status quo.

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