Congratulations to Our Fair Use Week Contest Awardees!
Awards presented at the April 5, 2017 Showcase and Awards Reception
1st Prize - Dien Vo
Instructor in the School of Performing Arts, Cinema; Writer, Director, and Editor
Film demonstrating fair use of copyrighted materials: This film, which is currently in progress as it is under fair use legal review with Smith Dehn LLC, is a feature film following the lives of three couples in their search for connection, meaning and happiness in the modern world. Uniquely combining a surreal narrative with hundreds of clips of found footage (justified as critique, remix, and parody), the film takes viewers on a journey through the sights and sounds of consumerism, advertising, and self-help culture. The result is a highly innovative film blending fiction and documentary while pushing the limits of fair use. My film is submitted as a "Fair Use example.” The use of the hundreds of clips of found footage is done as remix and parody. Segments used are short excerpts, and would not damage potential earnings of the original copyright holders. There are three scenes out of the 50 in this in-progress film where I am still perfecting fair use of materials. I think my film tests the creative and legal limits of fair use, and does so in an original, creative, and critical way.
2nd Prize - Sreyoshi Bhaduri
Ph.D. candidate, Engineering Education, design and development
Infographic about Fair Use: This infographic is to help graduate students realize the importance of fair use in their research, teaching, and scholarship. I touch upon three main questions pertaining to a graduate education setting: (1) What is fair use? (2) Why do we need it? (3) How can we apply it? The infographic may also help connect students with some resources available to help them in their research or teaching.
Honorable Mention - Jennifer Yang
Undergraduate in Animal and Poultry Sciences, producer and musician
Audio submission exploring Fair Use of a musical work: This audio track explores possible fair use of a musical work and the submitted description considers how fair use may be applied regarding musical performances. I aspire to continue working on covers, and to share my covers to inspire others to do the same.
Win Fabulous Prizes!
1st prize: $100 Amazon gift card
2nd prize: $75 Amazon gift card
3rd prize: $50 Amazon gift card
Eligibility: Open to current VT students, faculty, and staff.
Get assistance in developing your submission:
Each submission should:
Address the concept of Fair Use (including the 4 factors).
Address one or both of 2 categories:
Include citations of any source works referenced or used to create the submission.
All submissions will be eligible to be included in a contest showcase and reception 4:30-6:30pm, April 5, 2017. Prizes will be awarded by a contest judging panel following the submission deadline of 11:59pm, March 13, 2017. Prizes will be announced at the contest showcase, and for awardees not able to attend, they will also be notified by email included in their submission form.
Submissions must meet contest Submission Requirements. A panel of judges will evaluate entries based on the submission requirements and the following characteristics: