The Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI) created the Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use employees four principles:
The Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI) has created a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video which "...helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use." As with other CMSI codes, it includes context and limitations with each of these six best practices:
Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Statement on Fair Use Best Practices for Media Studies Publishing lists four categories, including principles and limitations, that might fall under fair use:
Society for Cinema and Media Studies' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators identifies five broad principles for use of film and media in the U. S. classrooms, setting limitations and clarifications regarding certain uses:
Using Online Video for Academic Purpose
The University of Rhode Island's Guide: Fair Use and Copyright for Online Education has some excellent examples of proper and improper uses of video for online education.
Students creating mashups of copyrighted movies?
Recut, Reframe, Recycle: Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video The Center for Media & Social Impact with American University's Washington College of Law's recent study: "...shows that many uses of copyrighted material in today's online videos are eligible for fair use consideration."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): A Guide to YouTube Removals - A "what to do" guide if you've created a YouTube video that has been removed because of potential copyright violations.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States digital rights management (DRM) law enacted October 28, 1998 by then-President Bill Clinton. The intent behind DMCA was to create an updated version of copyright laws to deal with the special challenges of regulating digital material. It prohibits "circumventing" digital rights management and other "technological measures" used to protect copyrighted works.
Every three years the U.S. Copyright Office convenes a "rulemaking" session to consider granting exemptions to the DMCA's ban on circumvention to mitigate the harms the law has caused to legitimate non-infringing uses of copyrighted materials.